Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Chāl, 28 km south of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Friday, 14 May 2021 5:32 am (GMT +4:30) -
Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 147 km depth
14 May 01:08 UTC: First to report: NCS after 6 minutes.
14 May 01:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 148.9 to 147.0 km (from 93 to 91 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 106 km (66 mi) towards SSE.
Update Fri, 14 May 2021, 01:12Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes near Qarāwul, Imām Şāḩib, Kunduz, Afghanistan
5.1 quake 14 May 5:32 am (GMT +4:30)
India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported a magnitude 5.1 quake in Afghanistan near Qarāwul, Imām Şāḩib, Kunduz, only 10 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Friday 14 May 2021 at 5:02 am local time at an intermediate depth of 148.9 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.9 earthquake. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.7.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Qarāwul (pop. 24,500) located 10 km from the epicenter, Kolkhozobod (pop. 18,500) 35 km away, Ārt Khwājah (pop. 18,600) 63 km away, Khanabad (pop. 71,500) 74 km away, Taloqan (pop. 64,300) 89 km away, Taloqan (pop. 64,300) 89 km away, and Rustāq (pop. 25,600) 91 km away.
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Date & time: 14 May 2021 01:02:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenter:
Friday, 14 May 2021 5:32 am (GMT +4:30)
Depth: 147.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.49°N / 69.45°E
Nearby towns and cities:28 km (18 mi) SSW of Taloqan
(pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!37 km (23 mi) SE of Khanabad (Kunduz)
(pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!55 km (34 mi) NNE of Nahrin (Nahrain, Baghlan)
(pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!66 km (41 mi) S of Ārt Khwājah (Khwaja Ghar)
(pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!78 km (48 mi) ENE of Baghlan
(pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!78 km (49 mi) SSW of Rustāq (Rustaq)
(pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!90 km (56 mi) NE of Pul-e Khumrī (Baghlan)
(pop: 56,400) --> See nearby quakes!210 km (131 mi) E of Mazari Sharif (Balkh)
(pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!220 km (136 mi) N of Kabul
(pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!235 km (146 mi) SSE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
(pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds -0.3°C
(31 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from E
Primary data source: NCS
(National Center for Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011
joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|4.7||35 km||Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan||GFZ|
|4.6||12 km||HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN||EMSC|
|4.6||30 km||23 Km S of Taloqan, Afghanistan||USGS|
|5.0||10 km||Near Dushanbe, Tajikistan||RENASS|
|4.6||88 km||Hindu Kush And Pamir Area, Afghanistan||KNDC|
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448.8 km SE of epicenter [Map]
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Takhar (28.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : Light shakibg
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