Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 208 km north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 3:03 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 208 km north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 3:03 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 129 km depth

18 Nov 10:57 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 23 minutes.
18 Nov 10:58: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 130.0 to 127.0 km (from 81 to 79 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards SE.
18 Nov 11:25: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 127.0 to 122.0 km (from 79 to 76 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.2 km (4.5 mi) towards SSE.
18 Nov 16:08: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 122.0 to 129.0 km (from 76 to 80 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.8 km (4.9 mi) towards N.
Update Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 11:00
Light magnitude 4.7 quake hits 101 km southeast of Kunduz, Afghanistan early afternoon
4.7 quake HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN, 18 Nov 3.03 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.7 quake HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN, 18 Nov 3.03 pm (GMT +4:30)
A intermediate magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported early afternoon near the town of Farkhār, Afghanistan.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Wednesday 18 November 2020 at 2.33 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 127 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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 United States Geological Survey (USGS), which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Farkhār (pop. 10,500) located 30 km from the epicenter, Taloqan (pop. 64,300) 56 km away, and Nahrīn (pop. 22,400) 69 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Khanabad (pop. 71,500) located 78 km from the epicenter, Rustāq (pop. 25,600) 92 km away, Ārt Khwājah (pop. 18,600) 93 km away, Kunduz (pop. 161,900) 101 km away, and Baghlān (pop. 108,400) 104 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 18 Nov 2020 10:33:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 3:03 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 129.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.31°N / 69.87°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) S of Farkhār (Farkhar) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SSE of Taloqan (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (44 mi) ENE of Nahrin (Nahrain) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) ESE of Khanabad (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) S of Rustāq (Rustaq) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Ārt Khwājah (Khwaja Ghar) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) E of Mazari Sharif (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) SSE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds -12.6°C (9 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from W
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.7129 kmHINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTANEMSC
M 4.7130 km27 Km S of Farkhār, AfghanistanUSGS
M 4.6132 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGFZ

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