Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Yamgān, 83 km southeast of Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, 7 May 2021 3:51 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Yamgān, 83 km southeast of Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, 7 May 2021 3:51 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 180 km depth

7 May 11:31 UTC: First to report: NCS after 10 minutes.
Update Fri, 7 May 2021, 11:36
Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.2 just reported 83 km southeast of Fayzabad, Afghanistan
4.2 quake 7 May 3:51 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.2 quake 7 May 3:51 pm (GMT +4:30)
India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Afghanistan near Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, only 15 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Friday 7 May 2021 at 3:21 pm local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 180 km. 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.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Jurm (pop. 12,100, 48 km away), Ashkāsham (pop. 12,100, 55 km away), Ishqoshim (pop. 26,000, 64 km away), and Fayzabad (pop. 44,400, 83 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 7 May 2021 11:21:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 7 May 2021 3:51 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 180.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.45°N / 70.99°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (39 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) NNE of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 6.2°C (43 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 2 m/s (4 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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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
4.2180 kmAfghanistanNCS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
275.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
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