Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Ishkāshim, 70 km east of Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 12:13 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Ishkāshim, 70 km east of Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 12:13 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 104 km depth

20 Mar 07:57 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 15 minutes.
20 Mar 07:58: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 104.0 to 99.0 km (from 65 to 62 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.8 km (3.6 mi) towards NNW.
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20 Mar 09:26: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 106.0 to 104.0 km (from 66 to 65 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards NE.
Update Sat, 20 Mar 2021, 08:03
Moderate magnitude 4.5 quake hits 67 km east of Fayzabad, Afghanistan in the morning
4.5 quake 20 Mar 12:13 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.5 quake 20 Mar 12:13 pm (GMT +4:30)
Just 20 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Saturday 20 March 2021 at 11:43 am local time, at an intermediate depth of 99 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. A third agency, the United States Geological Survey, reported the same quake at magnitude 4.5.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ishqoshim (pop. 26,000) located 42 km from the epicenter, Ashkāsham (pop. 12,100) 42 km away, Jurm (pop. 12,100) 47 km away, and Fayzabad (pop. 44,400) 67 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 20 Mar 2021 07:43:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 12:13 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 104.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.01°N / 71.36°E (Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) NW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (25 mi) NNW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) ENE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) E of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) W of Khandūd (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) ENE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) NNE of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds -2.4°C (28 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
4.5104 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanUSGS
5.110 kmNear Dushanbe, TajikistanRENASS
4.71 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ

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