Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Yamgān, 73 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 2021-06-12 07:14:43 IST -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Yamgān, 73 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 2021-06-12 07:14:43 IST

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 30 km depth

12 Jun 02:00 UTC: First to report: NCS after 16 minutes.
Update Sat, 12 Jun 2021, 02:06
Moderate 4.3 quake hits near Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
4.3 quake 12 Jun 6:14 am (GMT +4:30)
4.3 quake 12 Jun 6:14 am (GMT +4:30)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred only 21 minutes ago 73 km southeast of Faizabad, Afghanistan, India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 30 km beneath the epicenter near Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, early morning on Saturday 12 June 2021 at 5:44 am 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2. A third agency, the United States Geological Survey, reported the same quake at magnitude 4.2.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Jurm (pop. 12,100) located 43 km from the epicenter, Ashkāsham (pop. 12,100) 71 km away, Faizabad (pop. 44,400) 73 km away, Ishqoshim (pop. 26,000) 79 km away, and Farkhār (pop. 10,500) 83 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 12 Jun 2021 01:44:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2021-06-12 07:14:43 IST
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.48°N / 70.78°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) S of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) E of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) N of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 20.5°C (69 F), humidity: 32%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: NCS (National Center for Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.330 kmHindu Kush, AfghanistanNCS
4.2228 km36 Km SSW of Jurm, AfghanistanUSGS

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