Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 45 km north of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021 12:01 am (GMT +5) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 45 km north of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021 12:01 am (GMT +5)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 107 km depth

24 Jan 19:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
24 Jan 19:09: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 105.0 to 107.0 km (from 65 to 66 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards W.
Update Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 19:15
Moderate yet deep earthquake of magnitude 5.2 just reported 41 km south of Khorugh, Tajikistan
5.2 quake 25 Jan 12:01 am (GMT +5)
5.2 quake 25 Jan 12:01 am (GMT +5)
Just 14 minutes ago, a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Khorugh, Nohijai Şuƣnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan. The tremor was recorded after midnight on Monday 25 January 2021 at 12:01 am local time, at an intermediate depth of 107 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Khorugh (pop. 30,000) located 41 km from the epicenter, Ishqoshim (pop. 26,000) 45 km away, Ashkāsham (pop. 12,100) 50 km away, Khandūd (pop. 5,500) 64 km away, Jurm (pop. 12,100) 77 km away, and Fayzabad (pop. 44,400) 93 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 24 Jan 2021 19:01:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 25 Jan 2021 12:01 am (GMT +5)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 107.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.13°N / 71.63°E (Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) N of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) N of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) E of Fayzabad (Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) ESE of Chubek (Hamadoni, Khatlon) (pop: 19,600) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) ESE of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) ESE of Kurgan-Tyube (Khatlon) (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) ESE of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) NE of Kabul (Afghanistan) (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) SSE of Khujand (Sughd) (pop: 144,900) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (249 mi) NNW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -21.3°C (-6 F), humidity: 51%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
M 5.2107 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ
M 5.2109 km36 Km S of Khorugh, TajikistanUSGS
M 5.1150 km塔吉克斯坦, TajikistanCEIC
M 5.0116 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGeoAu
M 4.9144 kmHindu Kush And Pamir Area, AfghanistanKNDC

User reports for this quake (5)

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Kalam Valley, swat, kpk, pakisyan (208.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : First time experiencing an earthquake. Was very frightening. I checked and the earthquake was in tajikistan. Im in kalam valley in swat kpk pakistan | One user found this interesting.
299.8 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short (reported through our app)
Jammu and kashmir / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Shangla martung kpk / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
Abbottabad, Pakistan / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 28 Feb 2021 05:40 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | KNDC | Details
  • 28 Feb 2021 02:59 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | KNDC | Details
  • 26 Feb 2021 07:01 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | KNDC | Details
  • 25 Feb 2021 08:36 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | KNDC | Details
  • 02 Feb 2021 02:52 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    146.4 km (91 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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