Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 14 km south of Aībak, Aybak, Samangan, Afghanistan, on 13 Apr 8:58 am (GMT +4:30) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 14 km south of Aībak, Aybak, Samangan, Afghanistan, on 13 Apr 8:58 am (GMT +4:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 Apr 05:01 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 34 minutes.
13 Apr 05:42: Epicenter location corrected by 2.9 km (1.8 mi) towards SW.
13 Apr 11:06: Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards NW.
Update Tue, 13 Apr 2021, 05:06
Moderate 4.3 quake hits near Aībak, Aybak, Samangan, Afghanistan
4.3 quake 13 Apr 8:58 am (GMT +4:30)
4.3 quake 13 Apr 8:58 am (GMT +4:30)
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Aībak, Aybak, Samangan, Afghanistan, was reported 38 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 8:28 am local time. 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, which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well.
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 Aībak (pop. 47,800) located 14 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Baghlan (pop. 108,400) located 58 km from the epicenter, Khulm (pop. 64,900) 70 km away, Nahrin (pop. 22,400) 97 km away, Kunduz (pop. 161,900) 97 km away, and Mazari Sharif (pop. 303,300) 106 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Apr 2021 04:28:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 13 Apr 8:58 am (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.14°N / 68.01°E (Aybak, Samangan, Afghanistan)
Nearest volcano: Vakak (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) S of Aībak (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) W of Baghlan (pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSE of Khulm (Balkh) (pop: 64,900) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SW of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (64 mi) SE of Mazari Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WSW of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SE of Balkh (pop: 114,900) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) N of Bāmyān (Bamyan) (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) NNW of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) SSW of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 14.3°C (58 F), humidity: 54%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from N
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.310 kmHINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTANEMSC
4.333 km17 Km S of Aībak, AfghanistanUSGS
4.5kmHindu Kush And Pamir Area, AfghanistanKNDC
4.337 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGFZ
4.280 kmHindu Kush, AfghanistanNCS

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