Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Zebak, Afghanistan, 58 km southwest of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan, on Friday, 7 May 2021 12:46 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Zebak, Afghanistan, 58 km southwest of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan, on Friday, 7 May 2021 12:46 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 210 km depth

7 May 08:23 UTC: First to report: NCS after 7 minutes.
7 May 08:29: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 210.0 km (from 3.1 to 130 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 42 km (26 mi) towards SSW.
Update Fri, 7 May 2021, 08:27
Moderate magnitude 4.3 quake hits 16 km southwest of Ishqoshim, Afghanistan around noon
4.3 quake 7 May 12:46 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.3 quake 7 May 12:46 pm (GMT +4:30)
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, was reported only 10 minutes ago by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Friday 7 May 2021 at 12:16 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 Ashkāsham (pop. 12,100) located 10 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Ishqoshim (pop. 26,000) located 16 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Jurm (pop. 12,100) located 68 km from the epicenter, Khandūd (pop. 5,500) 81 km away, Fayzabad (pop. 44,400) 102 km away, and Fayzabad (pop. 44,400) 102 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 7 May 2021 08:16:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 7 May 2021 12:46 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 210.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.26°N / 71.31°E (Zebak, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) SSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) SE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) SE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) N of Assad-Abad (Kunar) (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 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!
338 km (210 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Snow 0.7°C (33 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from W
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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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.2210 kmAfghanistanNCS
4.010 kmAFGHANISTAN-TAJIKISTAN BORDER REGIONKNDC

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