Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Yamgān, 28 km southwest of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Sunday, 10 Jan 2021 7:44 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Yamgān, 28 km southwest of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Sunday, 10 Jan 2021 7:44 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 185 km depth

10 Jan 15:27 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Update Sun, 10 Jan 2021, 15:33
Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake 28 km southwest of Jurm, Afghanistan
4.4 quake 10 Jan 7:44 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.4 quake 10 Jan 7:44 pm (GMT +4:30)
A intermediate to deep magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported early evening near Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Sunday 10 January 2021 at 7:14 pm local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 185 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. 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 4.8 earthquake.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Jurm (pop. 12,100, 28 km away), and Fayzabad (pop. 44,400, 55 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 10 Jan 2021 15:14:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 10 Jan 2021 7:44 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 185.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.63°N / 70.71°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (18 mi) SSW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) W of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) W of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SE of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) E of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) E of Mazari Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) NNW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -11.5°C (11 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from S
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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.
4.4185 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGFZ
4.5176 km40 Km S of Jurm, AfghanistanUSGS
4.1194 kmHindu Kush And Pamir Area, AfghanistanKNDC

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