Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 0.3 km west of Obigarm, Roghun, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 7:34 am (GMT +5) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 0.3 km west of Obigarm, Roghun, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 7:34 am (GMT +5)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Nov 02:51 UTC: First to report: USGS after 17 minutes.
Update Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 02:57
Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Obigarm, Roghun, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan
4.2 quake 24 Nov 7:34 am (GMT +5)
4.2 quake 24 Nov 7:34 am (GMT +5)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Tajikistan near Obigarm, Roghun, Republican Subordination, only 23 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, at 7:34 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
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 Obigarm (pop. 10,000) located 0 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Roghun (pop. 7,700) located 16 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Norak (pop. 18,100) located 49 km from the epicenter, Vahdat (pop. 45,700) 63 km away, Yovon (pop. 17,500) 73 km away, Danghara (pop. 22,800) 76 km away, Dushanbe (pop. 679,400) 83 km away, Boshkengash (pop. 23,700) 83 km away, and Kŭlob (pop. 78,800) 90 km away.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 24, 2021 02:34:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 7:34 am (GMT +5)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.7181°N / 69.705°E (Republican Subordination, Tajikistan)
Antipode: 38.718°S / 110.295°W
Nearby towns and cities:
0 km (0 mi) WNW of Obigarm (Roghun) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) WSW of Roghun (Nurobod) (pop: 7,730) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) NE of Norak (Khatlon) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) ENE of Vahdat (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) NE of Yovon (Yavan, Khatlon) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNE of Danghara (Khatlon) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) ENE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) ENE of Boshkengash (Nohijai Rūdakī, Dushanbe) (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) N of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) S of Khujand (Sughd) (pop: 144,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 3.5°C (38 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
4.210 km0 Km WNW of Obigarm, TajikistanUSGS
4.711 kmTajikistan: Hindu Kush And Pamir AreaKNDC
4.210 kmTajikistanRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (2)

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Roghun / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Very hard because of I was only 10 km away, the house shakes wildly and object felll It rocked the boat | 5 users found this interesting.  
Roghun Tajikistan (2.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : We were sleeping and woke up because of very strong shaking. It was strong but short | 4 users found this interesting.  
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