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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Badakhshan, 28 km east of Farkhār, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 00:45 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Badakhshan, 28 km east of Farkhār, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 00:45 GMT Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Badakhshan, 28 km east of Farkhār, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 00:45 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 226 km depth

8 Aug 00:52 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Aug 8 00:52: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 218.0 to 219.0 km.
Aug 8 00:57: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 219.0 to 226.0 km.
Aug 9 02:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 8, 2019 00:45:26 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth226.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.51°N / 70.16°E (Tagāb, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode36.51°S / 109.84°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt105 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities28 km (17 mi) ESE of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) SW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (46 mi) SSE of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SSW of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) SE of Ārt Khwājah (Khwaja Ghar, Takhar) (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
137 km (85 mi) ENE of Baghlan (Wilāyat-e Baghlān) (pop: 108,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) NNE of Bāzārak (Panjshir) (pop: 65,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
238 km (148 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.8226 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGFZ
5.8228 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanEMSC
5.8219 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGeoAu
5.8222 km17km E of Farkhar, AfghanistanUSGS
6.0230 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanBMKG
5.9220 km阿富汗 (Afghanistan)CEIC
6.0220 kmHindu Kush Region,AfghanistanIMD

User reports for this quake (155)

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Lahore / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Jaipur / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Amritsar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lahore Defence (673.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was in bed sleeping when the shaking woke me up. Thought it was my phone shaking till it kept happening after I woke up. Talked to friends and confirmed it. Rest of family didn’t feel it.  
11642.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
peshawar pakistan / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gurgaon / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kabul / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Manali / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 415am, I was awake in bed. Sounded like a large cruise ship passing thruogh the valley. Shaking around 5 seconds. I am sleeping 3rd floor, did wake others but no one felt it in lower floors or attributed to a quake  
Lahore / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Jaipur / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Noida (1124.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Around than 2 second quake, while I was just waking up.  
Lahore punjab / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on bed watching the movie on my cell phone. I was alone on my bed and when the earth was begin my bed was shaking and i was shocked. This is my first time to feel the earth quake...  
Kangra, Himachal Pradesh / Light shaking (MMI IV)
State Life Housing Society, Lahore / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hazro / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Lahore, Punjab (669.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rawalpindi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt an obvious tremor  
Amritsar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Peshawar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lahore / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Peshawar, Pakistan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lahore / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Lahore / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : In lahore gulberg. I was waking and could feel my bed slightly moving. For around 10 seconds. I was convinced it was earthquake.  
Jl masda 3 No 19b / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Islamabad / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lahore (691 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lahore, Pakistan / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was awakened and felt like I was being rocked back and forth in my bed.  
Amritsar / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : i felt strong earthwuake  
M Abid Peshawar, Pakistan / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong shaking even felt in sleeping and wakeup  
Lahore / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Oct 2, 2019 03:23
3 years ago

224 km
18km ESE of Farkhar, AfghanistanMore
Sep 17, 2019 11:04
3 years ago

199 km
41 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 8, 2019 10:19
3 years ago

189 km
42 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 21, 2019 20:10
3 years ago - felt

48 km
22 km SW of Farkhār, Takhar, AfghanistanMore

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