Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Yamgān, 92 km southeast of Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 6 May 2021 5:30 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Yamgān, 92 km southeast of Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 6 May 2021 5:30 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 156 km depth

6 May 13:08 UTC: First to report: NCS after 8 minutes.
6 May 13:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 229.7 to 156.0 km (from 143 to 97 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.9 km (3.1 mi) towards SSW.
Update Thu, 6 May 2021, 13:12
Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
4.2 quake 6 May 5:30 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.2 quake 6 May 5:30 pm (GMT +4:30)
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Thursday 6 May 2021 at 5:00 pm local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 156 km below the surface.
The event was filed by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), the first seismological agency to report it.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Ashkāsham (pop. 12,100, 49 km away), Jurm (pop. 12,100, 56 km away), Ishqoshim (pop. 26,000, 57 km away), and Fayzabad (pop. 44,400, 92 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 6 May 2021 13:00:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 6 May 2021 5:30 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 156.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.41°N / 71.11°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (30 mi) SW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) NNE of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Snow -4.9°C (23 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NW
Primary data source: NCS (National Center for Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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4.2156 kmAfghanistanNCS

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