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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 11 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 8:29 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 11 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 8:29 pm (GMT +4:30) Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 11 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 8:29 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 90 km depth

13 Sep 16:05 UTC: First to report: NCS after 6 minutes.
13 Sep 16:11: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 196.6 to 90.0 km (from 122 to 56 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 105 km (65 mi) towards S.
Update Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 16:09
Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.3 just reported 96 km north of Faizabad, Afghanistan
4.3 quake 13 Sep 8:29 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.3 quake 13 Sep 8:29 pm (GMT +4:30)
Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan. The tremor was recorded early evening on Monday, September 13th, 2021, at 7:59 pm local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 196.6 km below the surface.
The event was filed by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), the first seismological agency to report it.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Leningrad (pop. 12,000, 63 km away), Kŭlob (pop. 78,800, 83 km away), Faizabad (pop. 44,400, 96 km away), Hulbuk (pop. 21,700, 97 km away), and Chubek (pop. 19,600, 98 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 13, 2021 15:59:28 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Sep 13, 2021 at 8:29 pm (GMT +4:30)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.5
Depth90.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.03°N / 70.64°E (Argō, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode37.03°S / 109.36°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) NW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) E of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (54 mi) NE of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) WNW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (64 mi) ENE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
162 km (101 mi) ENE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
234 km (145 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
308 km (191 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 3.8°C (39 F), humidity: 42%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.590 kmAfghanistanNCS
4.3106 kmAfghanistan: 21 Km SSW of Khorugh, TajikistanUSGS
4.3100 kmHINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTANEMSC

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