Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Wurduj, Afghanistan, 33 km southwest of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan, on Friday, Dec 3, 2021 5:40 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Wurduj, Afghanistan, 33 km southwest of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan, on Friday, Dec 3, 2021 5:40 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 222 km depth

3 Dec 13:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
3 Dec 13:24: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Fri, 3 Dec 2021, 13:30
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan
4.4 quake 3 Dec 5:40 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.4 quake 3 Dec 5:40 pm (GMT +4:30)
An intermediate to deep magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Friday, December 3rd, 2021, at 5:10 pm local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 221.7 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 4.2, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 4.4.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Ashkāsham (pop. 12,100, 25 km away), Ishqoshim (pop. 26,000, 33 km away), Jurm (pop. 12,100, 51 km away), Faizabad (pop. 44,400, 86 km away), and Faizabad (pop. 44,400, 86 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Dec 3, 2021 13:10:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Dec 3, 2021 5:40 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 221.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.5828°N / 71.2842°E (Wurduj, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.583°S / 108.716°W
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) E of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) NNE of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (192 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds -2.6°C (27 F), humidity: 44%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
4.4222 km24 Km WSW of Ashkāsham, AfghanistanUSGS
4.4219 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ
4.4222 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionRaspberryShake
5.0110 kmAfghanistanNCS

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Pakistan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 1-2 s : I felt my bed shaking and fan moving  
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