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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 93 km southeast of Taloqan, Taluqan, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 at 8:53 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 93 km southeast of Taloqan, Taluqan, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 at 8:53 pm (GMT +4:30) Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 93 km southeast of Taloqan, Taluqan, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 at 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

Date & time: Nov 22, 2020 16:23:39 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 at 8:53 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 140.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.088°N / 70.1875°E (Warsaj, Takhar, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.088°S / 109.813°W
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Farkhār (Farkhar) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) E of Nahrin (Nahrain, Baghlan) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (66 mi) NE of Bāzārak (Panjshir) (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SE of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) SSE of Rustāq (Rustaq) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) E of Baghlan (Wilāyat-e Baghlān) (pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) ESE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) N of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
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 (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
4.5140 km61 Km SSE of Farkhār, AfghanistanUSGS

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