Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Darah-ye Şūf-e Bālā, Samangan, 92 km northwest of Bamyan, Afghanistan, on Monday, Aug 16, 2021 12:01 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Darah-ye Şūf-e Bālā, Samangan, 92 km northwest of Bamyan, Afghanistan, on Monday, Aug 16, 2021 12:01 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 60 km depth

16 Aug 07:52 UTC: First to report: NCS after 21 minutes.
16 Aug 07:59: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 60.0 km (from 6.2 to 37 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 133 km (83 mi) towards WSW.
Update Mon, 16 Aug 2021, 07:57
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Pul-e Khumrī, Puli Khumri, Baghlan, Afghanistan
4.4 quake 16 Aug 12:01 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.4 quake 16 Aug 12:01 pm (GMT +4:30)
A shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported in the morning near Pul-e Khumrī, Puli Khumri, Baghlan, Afghanistan.
According to India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), the quake hit on Monday 16 August 2021 at 11:31 am local time 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Pul-e Khumrī (pop. 56,400) located 7 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Baghlan (pop. 108,400) located 18 km from the epicenter, and Nahrin (pop. 22,400) 33 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kunduz (pop. 161,900) located 84 km from the epicenter, Khanabad (pop. 71,500) 84 km away, Bāzārak (pop. 65,000) 99 km away, and Taloqan (pop. 64,300) 108 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Aug 16, 2021 07:31:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Aug 16, 2021 12:01 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.57°N / 67.39°E (Darah-ye Şūf-e Bālā, Samangan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 35.57°S / 112.61°W
Nearest volcano: Vakak (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) E of Larkird (Sar-e Pol) (pop: 11,600) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ESE of Sang-e Chārak (Sar-e Pol) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NNW of Bamyan (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SW of Aībak (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NNE of Bāzār-e Yakāwlang (Bamyan) (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) SSW of Khulm (Balkh) (pop: 64,900) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) SSE of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) WSW of Baghlan (pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SSE of Balkh (pop: 114,900) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) NW of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 29°C (84 F), humidity: 13%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NNW
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

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4.360 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanNCS

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near Lahore, Punjab (783.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : My chair moved  
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