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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 30 km north of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021 at 12:58 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 30 km north of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021 at 12:58 pm (GMT +4:30) Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 30 km north of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021 at 12:58 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 248 km depth

4 Aug 08:37 UTC: First to report: NCS after 9 minutes.
Update Wed, 4 Aug 2021, 08:42

Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 30 km northeast of Faizabad, Afghanistan around noon

4.8 quake 4 Aug 12:58 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.8 quake 4 Aug 12:58 pm (GMT +4:30)
India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported a magnitude 4.8 quake in Afghanistan near Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, only 13 minutes ago. The earthquake hit around noon on Wednesday 4 August 2021 at 12:28 pm local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 248.2 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Faizabad (pop. 44,400) located 30 km from the epicenter, Jurm (pop. 12,100) 58 km away, Rustāq (pop. 25,600) 81 km away, and Chubek (pop. 19,600) 91 km away.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 4, 2021 08:28:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Aug 4, 2021 at 12:58 pm (GMT +4:30)
Depth248.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.3729°N / 70.694°E (Kōhistān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode37.373°S / 109.306°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities30 km (19 mi) NNE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) NNW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) ENE of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) ESE of Chubek (Hamadoni, Khatlon, Tajikistan) (pop: 19,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
125 km (78 mi) NE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
160 km (99 mi) ENE of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
178 km (111 mi) ENE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
212 km (132 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
225 km (140 mi) NE of Baghlan (Wilāyat-e Baghlān) (pop: 108,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
345 km (214 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 21.9°C (71 F), humidity: 23%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | 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.
4.8248 km32km NNE of Fayzabad, AfghanistanNCS


Seismic station: Kabul, Afghanistan (KBL/IU network) | Distance from quake: 348 km / 216 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Kabul, Afghanistan: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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