Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 54 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 at 8:04 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 54 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 at 8:04 pm (GMT +4:30) Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 54 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 at 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.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 21, 2020 15:34:53 UTC
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Nov 21, 2020 at 8:04 pm (GMT +4:30)
Depth117.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.39°N / 70.97°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode36.39°S / 109.03°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities54 km (34 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (43 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
134 km (83 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
193 km (120 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
223 km (139 mi) N of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
263 km (164 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
307 km (191 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky -15.4°C (4 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.3118 km64 Km S of Jurm, AfghanistanUSGS
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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