Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Khwājah Ghār, 23 km northwest of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Friday, Dec 3, 2021 11:04 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Khwājah Ghār, 23 km northwest of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Friday, Dec 3, 2021 11:04 pm (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 226 km depth

3 Dec 18:39 UTC: First to report: NCS after 5 minutes.
Update Fri, 3 Dec 2021, 18:45
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, Afghanistan
4.3 quake 3 Dec 11:04 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.3 quake 3 Dec 11:04 pm (GMT +4:30)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred late at night on Friday, December 3rd, 2021, at 10:34 pm local time near Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, Afghanistan, as reported by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to considerable depth of 225.8 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 Taloqan (pop. 64,300, 23 km away), Ārt Khwājah (pop. 18,600, 23 km away), Dasht-e Archī (pop. 8,300, 32 km away), Khanabad (pop. 71,500, 33 km away), Rustāq (pop. 25,600, 48 km away), Qarāwul (pop. 24,500, 64 km away), and Farkhor (pop. 21,700, 66 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Dec 3, 2021 18:34:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Dec 3, 2021 11:04 pm (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 225.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.8955°N / 69.3705°E (Khwājah Ghār, Takhar, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.896°S / 110.63°W
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) NW of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SSW of Ārt Khwājah (Khwaja Ghar) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SE of Dasht-e Archī (Imam Sahib, Kunduz) (pop: 8,260) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NE of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WSW of Rustāq (Rustaq) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SE of Qarāwul (Imam Sahib, Kunduz) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) S of Farkhor (Khatlon, Tajikistan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SSE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) N of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 11.4°C (53 F), humidity: 26%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from WSW
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) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.3226 km107km WSW of Fayzabad, AfghanistanNCS

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