Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 41 km south of Khorugh, Nohijai Şuƣnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Saturday, 10 August 2019 at 06:43 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 41 km south of Khorugh, Nohijai Şuƣnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Saturday, 10 August 2019 at 06:43 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 100 km depth

10 Aug 06:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Aug 10 06:51: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 97.0 to 100.0 km.
Date & time: 10 Aug 2019 06:43:12 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.12°N / 71.57°E (Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (26 mi) S of Khorugh (Nohijai Şuƣnon) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) N of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) N of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WNW of Khandūd (Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ENE of Jurm (Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) E of Fayzabad (Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) ESE of Chubek (Hamadoni, Khatlon) (pop: 19,600) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) ESE of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) ESE of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) SSE of Khujand (Sughd) (pop: 144,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.31 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ
M 5.4108 kmTajikistanEMSC
M 5.2106 km29km WSW of Roshtqal'a, TajikistanUSGS
M 5.7115 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionBMKG
M 5.4120 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGeoAu
M 5.11 km塔吉克斯坦 (Tajikistan)CEIC
M 5.594 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionIMD

User reports for this quake (8)

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aliabad (248.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kabul (393.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dushanbe / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kabal,swat / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dushanbe / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Islamabad (Pakistan, 404 km S of epicenter) : اللہ نے ایک بار پھر بچا لیا زلزلے کی تباہ کاریوں سے۔ (reported through EMSC)
Dushanbe (Tajikistan, 295 km NW of epicenter) : Ҷунбидее (reported through EMSC)
Dushanbe (Tajikistan, 293 km NW of epicenter) : Душанбе. Легкий ошутимый толчок. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake 41 km south of Khorugh, Nohijai Şuƣnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, 10 August 2019 06:43 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 29 Aug 2019 23:33 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    108.9 km (67.7 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 41 km south of Khorugh, Nohijai Şuƣnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Saturday, 10 August 2019 at 06:43 (GMT)
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