Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 302 km northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, on 16 Oct 2:40 pm (GMT +5) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 302 km northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, on 16 Oct 2:40 pm (GMT +5)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 211 km depth

16 Oct 10:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
16 Oct 10:19: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 210.0 to 211.0 km (from 130 to 131 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: Oct 16, 2020 10:10:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 16 Oct 2:40 pm (GMT +5)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 211.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.64°N / 71.27°E (Wurduj, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.64°S / 108.73°W
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) ESE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) WSW of Khandūd (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) E of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) NNE of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -1.2°C (30 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from W
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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5.0211 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ
4.9217 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanEMSC
4.9222 km27 Km W of Ashkāsham, AfghanistanUSGS
5.1210 km47 Km W of Ishqoshim, AfghanistanCEIC

User reports for this quake (3)

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Kabul (Afghanistan, 303 km SW of epicenter) : Didn’t feel this in Kabul! (reported through EMSC)  
Bat Khela (Pakistan, 231 km S of epicenter) : No one notice it in my home. Very mild (reported through EMSC)  
Saidu Sharif (Pakistan, 230 km SE of epicenter) : I felt it in saidu sharif swat (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

  • 28 Nov 2020 00:09 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    181.3 km (112.7 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 2020 17:27 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    211 km (131.1 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Nov 2020 18:10 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    214.4 km (133.2 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Oct 2020 15:51 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    201.8 km (125.4 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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