Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Yamgān, 96 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 5:11 am (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Yamgān, 96 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 5:11 am (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 150 km depth

15 Sep 01:00 UTC: First to report: NCS after 19 minutes.
Update Wed, 15 Sep 2021, 01:09
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
4.3 quake 15 Sep 5:11 am (GMT +4:30)
4.3 quake 15 Sep 5:11 am (GMT +4:30)
An intermediate to deep magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported early morning near Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan.
According to India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), the quake hit on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021, at 4:41 am local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 150 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Farkhār (pop. 10,500, 70 km away), Jurm (pop. 12,100, 74 km away), Faizabad (pop. 44,400, 96 km away), and Taloqan (pop. 64,300, 104 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Sep 15, 2021 00:41:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 5:11 am (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 150.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.25°N / 70.53°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.25°S / 109.47°W
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) ESE of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) S of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) ESE of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) ESE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) E of Baghlan (pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) N of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) SSE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -2.2°C (28 F), humidity: 31%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from N
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.
4.3150 kmAfghanistanNCS
4.3119 km64 Km SSW of Jurm, AfghanistanUSGS

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