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Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Viloyati Khatlon, 27 km southeast of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on 10 Jul 7:14 am (GMT +5) -

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Viloyati Khatlon, 27 km southeast of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on 10 Jul 7:14 am (GMT +5) Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Viloyati Khatlon, 27 km southeast of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on 10 Jul 7:14 am (GMT +5)

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

10 Jul 02:22 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 7 minutes.
10 Jul 02:22: Now using data updates from GFZ
10 Jul 02:22: Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards WNW.
10 Jul 02:27: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8. Epicenter location corrected by 6.2 km (3.9 mi) towards NE.
Update Sat, 10 Jul 2021, 02:27
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.9 just reported 26 km southeast of Rasht, Tajikistan
5.9 quake 10 Jul 7:14 am (GMT +5)
5.9 quake 10 Jul 7:14 am (GMT +5)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in the morning on Saturday 10 July 2021 at 7:14 am local time near Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 5.8 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Rasht (pop. 10,800) located 26 km from the epicenter.
In Novobod (pop. 5,400) located 41 km from the epicenter, Roghun (pop. 7,700) 64 km away, Obigarm (pop. 10,000) 79 km away, and Leningrad (pop. 12,000) 99 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kŭlob (pop. 78,800) located 129 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 10, 2021 02:14:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter10 Jul 7:14 am (GMT +5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.8
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.92°N / 70.65°E (Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan)
Antipode38.92°S / 109.35°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt34 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities27 km (17 mi) ESE of Rasht (Republican Subordination) (pop: 10,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (28 mi) ESE of Novobod (Rasht, Republican Subordination) (pop: 5,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Roghun (Nurobod, Republican Subordination) (pop: 7,730) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) ENE of Obigarm (Roghun, Republican Subordination) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (80 mi) ENE of Norak (Khatlon) (pop: 18,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
134 km (83 mi) S of Isfara (Sughd) (pop: 37,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) NNE of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
168 km (104 mi) ENE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
175 km (109 mi) SSE of Khujand (Согдийская область) (pop: 144,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
203 km (126 mi) NE of Kurgan-Tyube (Khatlon) (pop: 65,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 12.6°C (55 F), humidity: 46%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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
5.810 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ
5.910 kmTAJIKISTANEMSC
5.710 kmTajikistan: Near DushanbeRENASS
5.937 kmTajikistanNCS
6.110 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionBMKG
5.817 km18 Km ESE of Rasht, TajikistanUSGS
5.810 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGeoAu
6.60 kmTajikistan: Kyrgizstan RegionKRNET
6.61 kmTajikistan: Hindu Kush And Pamir AreaKNDC

User reports for this quake (34)

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Tashkent (295.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : we were sleeping and bed starting horizontally moving, also lamps on ceiling | 4 users found this interesting.  
Dushanbe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s : I felt light shaking of the Hotel building in Dushanbe district 103, being located on the top floor (3 story building) | 2 users found this interesting.  
Dushanbe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Door made knocking noises 3 knocks per second, I felt the shake with my bpdy as well | 3 users found this interesting.  
Tashkent (295.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : About 10 secs 5.0 | One user found this interesting.  
Taraz, Zhambyl (445.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 15-20 s : Very scary. Terrible | One user found this interesting.  
Dushanbe city / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Wake was very strong | One user found this interesting.  
Ŭrtaowul, Toshkent Viloyati (281.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Andijan (255.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Dushanbe city (168.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes
near Tashkent (294.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Tashkent (290.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Tashkent (290.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Dushanbe (160.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Dushanbe (167.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Andijan (252.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
near Tashkent (291.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tashkent (295.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 15-20 s
near Qibray, Toshkent Viloyati (295.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Dushanbe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s : I felt light shaking of the Hotel building in Dushanbe district 103, being located on the top floor (3 story building)  
Dushanbe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : When we're sleeping with my wife at apartments 9th floor, the bed started to vibrate and we woke up. Then we lay down near the bed and pray. We felt very bed, so thinking the apartments go down. So scared.  
Dushanbe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s
Tashkent / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Khujand (177.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Dushanbe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Dushanbe / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Dushanbe, 1st policlinic / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s
Dushanbe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Strong shake  
Wahdat / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s
Tashkent / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 3  
Khujand / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Ggh  
Dushanbe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Sep 4, 2021 02:04
42 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
46 km SW of Karakenja, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Aug 26, 2021 13:25
43 weeks ago
4.1

30 km
Viloyati Khatlon, 33 km SE of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Aug 19, 2021 20:05
44 weeks ago
2.2

10 km
36 km E of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Aug 10, 2021 02:42
46 weeks ago
2.9

10 km
36 km NE of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Aug 7, 2021 20:03
46 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
12 km S of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Jul 23, 2021 21:31
48 weeks ago
2.4

10 km
10.8 km E of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Jul 22, 2021 02:49
49 weeks ago
2.3

10 km
39 km W of Karakenja, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Jul 21, 2021 06:09
49 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
55 km E of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Jul 16, 2021 19:56
49 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
12 km E of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Jul 13, 2021 01:08
50 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
26 km E of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Jul 12, 2021 03:20
50 weeks ago
4.3

15 km
39 km SE of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Jul 11, 2021 01:34
50 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
25 km S of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Jul 10, 2021 15:22
50 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
15 km S of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Jul 10, 2021 06:06
50 weeks ago
4.3

160 km
50 km E of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Jul 10, 2021 05:48
50 weeks ago
4.7

160 km
26 km E of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore

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