Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Wurduj, 22 km west of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Sunday, 4 August 2019 at 19:04 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Wurduj, 22 km west of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Sunday, 4 August 2019 at 19:04 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 216 km depth

4 Aug 19:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Aug 4 19:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Aug 5 07:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Date & time: 4 Aug 2019 19:04:54 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 216.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.64°N / 71.29°E (Wurduj, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ESE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SE of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.2216 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ
M 5.3222 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanEMSC
M 5.3221 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionBMKG
M 5.2223 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGeoAu
M 5.1230 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
M 5.4190 kmHindu Kush Region,AfghanistanIMD
M 5.2230 km阿富汗 (Afghanistan)CEIC

User reports for this quake (18)

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India / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kabul, Afghanistan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mohmand / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kabul / Light shaking (MMI IV) : No worries about the shaking.
Kabul / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tashkent (Uzbekistan, 543 km NW of epicenter) : Просто резкий толчок (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 319 km SE of epicenter) : Only my friend felt it (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 303 km S of epicenter) : Very light quake. No major shaking. (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 714 km S of epicenter) : Felt little movement like I’m sleeping on floor. And my birds too start whispering. (reported through EMSC)
Tashkent (Uzbekistan, 548 km NW of epicenter) : Не почувствовала, слава Богу (reported through EMSC)
Ohangaron (Uzbekistan, 492 km NW of epicenter) : 3 (reported through EMSC)
Farg'ona (Uzbekistan, 412 km N of epicenter) : Слегка (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 370 km SE of epicenter) : Nothing noticeable in Islamabad. (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 369 km SE of epicenter) : Felt like an earthquake (reported through EMSC)
Islamabad (Pakistan, 366 km SE of epicenter) : Slight movement felt in my bed on my first floor residence in Islamabad. (reported through EMSC)
Kabul (Afghanistan, 308 km SW of epicenter) : I was on the 4th floor and felt earthquake shock. I was just near to run away but the duration was less (reported through EMSC)
Peshāwar (Pakistan, 299 km S of epicenter) : Prolonged multiple jolts. significant on the fourth floor (reported through EMSC)
(Tajikistan, 258 km NW of epicenter) : Короткий но очень-очень сильный! (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Wurduj, 22 km west of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, 4 August 2019 19:04 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 22 Sep 2019 13:42 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    210.8 km (131 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Aug 2019 10:22 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    88 km (54.7 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Wurduj, 22 km west of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Sunday, 4 August 2019 at 19:04 (GMT)
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