Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Zebak, 42 km southwest of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim), Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 2:31 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Zebak, 42 km southwest of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim), Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 2:31 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 121 km depth

26 Nov 10:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 40 minutes.
26 Nov 10:55: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 129.0 to 123.0 km (from 80 to 76 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.4 km (5.2 mi) towards WNW.
26 Nov 10:59: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 123.0 to 121.0 km (from 76 to 75 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards NE.
26 Nov 15:56: Epicenter location corrected by 5.4 km (3.3 mi) towards E.
Update Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 10:45
Light tremor of magnitude 4.4 reported 44 km southwest of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan
4.4 quake 26 Nov 2:31 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.4 quake 26 Nov 2:31 pm (GMT +4:30)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.4 quake in Afghanistan near Ashkāsham 43 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Thursday 26 November 2020 at 2.01 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 129 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ashkāsham (pop. 12,100) located 44 km from the epicenter, and Jurm (pop. 12,100) 71 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Nov 2020 10:01:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 2:31 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 121.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.37°N / 71.27°E (Zebak, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) SW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) SE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) SE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) NNE of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (174 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds -15.1°C (5 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
4.4129 km43 Km SSW of Ashkāsham, AfghanistanUSGS
4.3113 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ

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