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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 48 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 08:46 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 48 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 08:46 GMT Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 48 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 08:46 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 133 km depth

4 Dec 08:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 136.0 to 133.0 km.
Date & time: Dec 4, 2019 08:46:15 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 133.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.45°N / 70.98°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.45°S / 109.02°W
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) N of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.0133 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGFZ
5.2147 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGeoAu
5.3144 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanBMKG
5.0143 km44km S of Jarm, AfghanistanUSGS
5.0133 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanEMSC

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 29, 2020 12:05
2 years ago
4.3

179 km
34 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 5, 2020 18:03
2 years ago
4.3

206 km
38 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 22, 2019 14:58
2 years ago
4.1

155 km
44 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 20, 2019 18:42
2 years ago
4.3

99 km
47 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 13, 2019 11:21
2 years ago
4.2

145 km
41 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 6, 2019 09:44
2 years ago
4.0

154 km
45 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore

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