Mag. 4.3 earthquake - 277 km northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 7 Nov 2020 4:46 am (GMT +4:30) -

Mag. 4.3 earthquake  - 277 km northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 7 Nov 2020 4:46 am (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 231 km depth

7 Nov 00:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 14 minutes.
Update Sat, 7 Nov 2020, 00:33
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.3 just reported 89 km southeast of Fayzabad, Afghanistan
4.3 quake 45 km SW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan, 7 Nov 4.46 am (GMT +4:30)
4.3 quake 45 km SW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan, 7 Nov 4.46 am (GMT +4:30)
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Afghanistan near the town of Ashkāsham only 16 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Saturday 7 November 2020 at 4.16 am local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 231.3 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ashkāsham (pop. 12,100) located 45 km from the epicenter, Jurm (pop. 12,100) 54 km away, Ishqoshim (pop. 26,000) 54 km away, and Fayzabad (pop. 44,400) 89 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 7 Nov 2020 00:16:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 7 Nov 2020 4:46 am (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 231.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.4418°N / 71.1233°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) SW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) SW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SSE of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) ESE of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (90 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) NNE of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -11.3°C (12 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 4.3231 km45 Km SW of Ashkāsham, AfghanistanUSGS

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