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

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

Date & timeSep 15, 2021 00:41:11 UTC
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Sep 15, 2021 at 5:11 am (GMT +4:30)
Depth150.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.25°N / 70.53°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode36.25°S / 109.47°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities70 km (44 mi) ESE of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) S of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (65 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
136 km (84 mi) ESE of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
139 km (86 mi) NE of Bāzārak (Panjshir) (pop: 65,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
159 km (99 mi) ESE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
164 km (102 mi) E of Baghlan (Wilāyat-e Baghlān) (pop: 108,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
203 km (126 mi) N of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
228 km (141 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky -2.2°C (28 F), humidity: 31%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.3150 kmAfghanistanNCS
4.3119 km64 Km SSW of Jurm, AfghanistanUSGS


Seismic station: Batken, Kyrgyzstan (BTK/KR network) | Distance from quake: 424 km / 264 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Batken, Kyrgyzstan: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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