Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Qal‘ah-ye Zāl, Tajikistan, 45 km northeast of Khulm, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 2 Jun 2021 2:10 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Qal‘ah-ye Zāl, Tajikistan, 45 km northeast of Khulm, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 2 Jun 2021 2:10 pm (GMT +4:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 Jun 09:53 UTC: First to report: NCS after 13 minutes.
Update Wed, 2 Jun 2021, 09:57
Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Khulm, Balkh, Afghanistan
4.4 quake 2 Jun 2:10 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.4 quake 2 Jun 2:10 pm (GMT +4:30)
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake near Khulm, Balkh, Afghanistan, was reported only 17 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 shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Wednesday 2 June 2021 at 1:40 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 should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Shahritus (pop. 13,000) located 37 km from the epicenter, and Khulm (pop. 64,900) 45 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Qarāwul (pop. 24,500) located 68 km from the epicenter, Kunduz (pop. 161,900) 70 km away, Termez (pop. 140,400) 81 km away, Moskovskiy (pop. 22,100) 86 km away, and Kolkhozobod (pop. 18,500) 88 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 2 Jun 2021 09:40:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 2 Jun 2021 2:10 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.93°N / 68.11°E (Qal‘ah-ye Zāl, Kunduz, Tajikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) S of Shahritus (Khatlon) (pop: 13,000) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NE of Khulm (Balkh, Afghanistan) (pop: 64,900) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Qarāwul (Imam Sahib, Afghanistan) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) WNW of Kunduz (Afghanistan) (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) ESE of Termez (Surxondaryo, Uzbekistan) (pop: 140,400) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SSW of Moskovskiy (Rumi, Khatlon) (pop: 22,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSW of Kolkhozobod (Rumi, Khatlon) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SW of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SSW of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) NNW of Kabul (Afghanistan) (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 40.6°C (105 F), humidity: 10%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: NCS (National Center for Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
4.410 kmHindu Kush, AfghanistanNCS
4.510 kmAfghanistan: 38 Km SSW of Shahritus, TajikistanUSGS

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