Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Kadamjaiskiy Raion, 22 km south of Fargona, Fergana, Uzbekistan, on Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 3:28 pm (GMT +5) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Kadamjaiskiy Raion, 22 km south of Fargona, Fergana, Uzbekistan, on Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 3:28 pm (GMT +5)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 17 km depth

26 Dec 10:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
26 Dec 10:37: Epicenter location corrected by 7.1 km (4.4 mi) towards SSE.
26 Dec 10:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 17.0 km (from 6.2 to 10.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.4 km (2.8 mi) towards N.
Update Sat, 26 Dec 2020, 10:42
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.3 just reported 26 km south of Fergana, Kyrgyzstan
5.3 quake 26 Dec 3:28 pm (GMT +5)
5.3 quake 26 Dec 3:28 pm (GMT +5)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred early afternoon on Saturday 26 December 2020 at 3:28 pm local time near Fergana, Uzbekistan, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.5 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Shohimardon (pop. 5,100) located 20 km from the epicenter, Fergana (pop. 164,300) 26 km away, Quvasoy (pop. 32,000) 27 km away, Kirguli (pop. 20,500) 32 km away, Iradan (pop. 26,200) 34 km away, Kzyl-Kiya (pop. 32,000) 36 km away, Margilan (pop. 133,500) 36 km away, and Aydarken (pop. 11,900) 40 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Osh (pop. 200,000) located 100 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Dec 26, 2020 10:28:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 3:28 pm (GMT +5)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.19°N / 71.73°E (Kadamjaiskiy Raion, Fergana, Uzbekistan)
Antipode: 40.19°S / 108.27°W
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Fergana (pop: 164,300) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Quvasoy (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) S of Kirguli (pop: 20,500) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SE of Oltiariq (pop: 25,500) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (20 mi) S of Margilan (pop: 133,500) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) S of Toshloq (pop: 26,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) S of Namangan (pop: 432,500) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) ESE of Tashkent (pop: 1,978,000) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) NE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) SW of Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 900,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Mist 3°C (37 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.817 kmTajikistan, UzbekistanGFZ
5.110 km乌兹别克斯坦, UzbekistanCEIC
5.156 kmTajikistan, UzbekistanGeoAu
5.228 km26 Km NW of Shohimardon, Uzbekistan, KyrgyzstanUSGS
5.312 kmKyrgizstan Region, UzbekistanKRNET

User reports for this quake (9)

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Khujand, Ghafurov District, Sughd (178.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
Kokand (77.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Tashkent (239.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
near Qibray, Toshkent Viloyati (238 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Tashkent / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Tashkent / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Kokand / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Очень страшно  
Tashkent / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Qo'qon / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 10-15 s
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