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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region on Friday, 16 October 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region on Friday, 16 October 2020
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.
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Date & time: Friday, 16 October 2020 10:10 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 16 Oct 2:40 pm (GMT +5)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 211.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.64°N / 71.27°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) SW of Ashkāsham (pop: 12,100)
32 km (20 mi) SW of Ishqoshim (pop: 26,000)
46 km (29 mi) SE of Jurm (pop: 12,100)
155 km (96 mi) E of Taloqan (pop: 64,300)
192 km (119 mi) E of Khanabad (pop: 71,500)
193 km (120 mi) SE of Kŭlob (pop: 78,800)
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
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
16 Oct 2:40 pm (GMT +5) (16 Oct 10:10:53 UTC)M 5.0 / 211 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ
Fri, 16 Oct 10:10 UTCM 4.9 / 217 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanEMSC
Fri, 16 Oct 10:10 UTCM 4.9 / 222.2 km27 Km W of Ashkāsham, AfghanistanUSGS
Fri, 16 Oct 10:10 UTCM 5.3 / 224 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionBMKG
2020-10-16 18:10:52 (16 Oct 10:10:52 UTC)M 5.1 / 210 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)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region, 16 Oct 2020 10:10

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region on Friday, 16 October 2020

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