Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Zebak, 21 km southwest of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at 20:32 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Zebak, 21 km southwest of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at 20:32 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 116 km depth

4 Feb 20:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Feb 4 20:43: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Date & time: 4 Feb 2020 20:32:54 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 116.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.56°N / 71.36°E (Zebak, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) SW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SE of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (187 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> 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) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.0116 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ
M 5.0116 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanEMSC
M 4.9127 km28km WSW of Ashkasham, AfghanistanUSGS
M 5.2137 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionBMKG
M 5.1122 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGeoAu

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Islamabad (Pakistan, 345 km SE of epicenter) : Slightly (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Zebak, 21 km southwest of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, 4 February 2020 20:32 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 30 Mar 2020 15:42 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    203 km (126.1 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Mar 2020 07:38 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    176 km (109.4 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 Feb 2020 07:22 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    122.5 km (76.1 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Zebak, 21 km southwest of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at 20:32 (GMT)
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