Mag. 4.5 earthquake - 93 km southeast of Taloqan, Taluqan, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Sunday, 22 Nov 8.53 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 93 km southeast of Taloqan, Taluqan, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Sunday, 22 Nov 8.53 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 140 km depth

22 Nov 16:49 UTC: First to report: USGS after 25 minutes.
Update Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 16:51
Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake 93 km southeast of Taloqan, Afghanistan
4.5 quake 22 Nov 8:53 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.5 quake 22 Nov 8:53 pm (GMT +4:30)
Just 27 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Farkhār, Afghanistan. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Sunday 22 November 2020 at 8.23 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 140.4 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Farkhār (pop. 10,500) located 61 km from the epicenter, Taloqan (pop. 64,300) 93 km away, Nahrīn (pop. 22,400) 95 km away, and Pārūn (pop. 1000) 100 km away.
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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 22 Nov 2020 04:23:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 22 Nov 8.53 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 140.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.088°N / 70.1875°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Farkhār (Farkhar) (pop: 10,500)
93 km (58 mi) SE of Taloqan (Taluqan) (pop: 64,300)
95 km (59 mi) E of Nahrīn (Nahrain) (pop: 22,400)
105 km (66 mi) NE of Bāzārak (Salang) (pop: 65,000)
117 km (72 mi) SE of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500)
133 km (83 mi) E of Baghlān (pop: 108,400)
196 km (122 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
381 km (237 mi) NW of Rawalpindi (Pakistan) (pop: 1,743,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds -10.5°C (13 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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 4.5140 km61 Km SSE of Farkhār, AfghanistanUSGS
M 4.5140 kmHINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTANEMSC

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