Mag. 4.3 earthquake - 54 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 21 Nov 8.04 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Mag. 4.3 earthquake  - 54 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 21 Nov 8.04 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 117 km depth

21 Nov 16:20 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 46 minutes.
21 Nov 16:22: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 118.0 to 119.0 km (from 73 to 74 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.6 km (5.3 mi) towards SE.
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21 Nov 17:00: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 133.0 to 117.0 km (from 83 to 73 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.8 km (6.1 mi) towards W.
Update Sat, 21 Nov 2020, 16:21
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Fayzabad, Afghanistan
4.3 quake HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN, 21 Nov 8.04 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.3 quake HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN, 21 Nov 8.04 pm (GMT +4:30)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred early evening on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 7.34 pm local time near the town of Jurm, Afghanistan, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 118 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. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Jurm (pop. 12,100) located 64 km from the epicenter, Ashkāsham (pop. 12,100) 79 km away, Farkhār (pop. 10,500) 90 km away, Fayzabad (pop. 44,400) 94 km away, and Pārūn (pop. 1000) 97 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 21 Nov 2020 03:34:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 21 Nov 8.04 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 117.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.39°N / 70.97°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (34 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100)
60 km (37 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100)
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400)
102 km (63 mi) E of Farkhār (Farkhar) (pop: 10,500)
130 km (81 mi) SE of Rustāq (Rustaq) (pop: 25,600)
134 km (83 mi) ESE of Taloqan (pop: 64,300)
263 km (164 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
347 km (215 mi) E of Mazari Sharif (pop: 303,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -15.4°C (4 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from S
Primary data source: EMSC
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.3117 kmHINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTANEMSC
M 4.3118 km64 Km S of Jurm, AfghanistanUSGS
M 4.4106 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
kabul / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
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