Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 38 km west of Kŭlob, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan, on Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 7:21 pm (GMT +5) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 38 km west of Kŭlob, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan, on Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 7:21 pm (GMT +5) Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 38 km west of Kŭlob, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan, on Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 7:21 pm (GMT +5)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Apr 14:29 UTC: First to report: NCS after 8 minutes.
Update Fri, 30 Apr 2021, 14:33
Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Kŭlob, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan
4.9 quake 30 Apr 7:21 pm (GMT +5)
4.9 quake 30 Apr 7:21 pm (GMT +5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 12 minutes ago 38 km southwest of Kŭlob, Tajikistan, India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Kŭlob, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan, early evening on Friday 30 April 2021 at 7:21 pm local time. 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.
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 Hulbuk (pop. 21,700) located 25 km from the epicenter, and Danghara (pop. 22,800) 29 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kŭlob (pop. 78,800) located 38 km from the epicenter, Farkhor (pop. 21,700) 38 km away, Chubek (pop. 19,600) 39 km away, Vakhsh (pop. 15,200) 48 km away, Yovon (pop. 17,500) 61 km away, Vahdat (pop. 45,700) 86 km away, and Dushanbe (pop. 679,400) 93 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 30, 2021 14:21:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Apr 30, 2021 at 7:21 pm (GMT +5)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.8331°N / 69.3634°E (Tajikistan)
Antipode37.833°S / 110.637°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities25 km (16 mi) W of Hulbuk (pop: 21,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) S of Danghara (pop: 22,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) WSW of Kŭlob (pop: 78,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) N of Farkhor (pop: 21,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) NW of Chubek (Hamadoni) (pop: 19,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) ENE of Vakhsh (Nohijai Vaxş) (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Yovon (Yavan) (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (38 mi) S of Norak (pop: 18,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) SSE of Vahdat (pop: 45,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) SE of Duschanbe (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeHaze 26.5°C (80 F), humidity: 44%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.910 km95km SSE of Dushanbe, TajikistanNCS

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