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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 22 km southeast of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022 at 3:44 am (GMT +5) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 22 km southeast of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022 at 3:44 am (GMT +5) Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 22 km southeast of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022 at 3:44 am (GMT +5)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 13 km depth

19 Apr 22:49 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
19 Apr 22:53: Now using data updates from GFZ
19 Apr 23:03: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Tue, 19 Apr 2022, 22:57
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan
4.9 quake 20 Apr 3:44 am (GMT +5)
4.9 quake 20 Apr 3:44 am (GMT +5)
A shallow magnitude 4.9 earthquake was reported early morning near Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022, at 3:44 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.1.
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 Rasht (pop. 10,800) located 22 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Novobod (pop. 5,400) located 39 km from the epicenter, Roghun (pop. 7,700) 64 km away, Obigarm (pop. 10,000) 80 km away, and Karakenja (pop. 2,900) 88 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 19, 2022 22:44:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Apr 20, 2022 at 3:44 am (GMT +5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth13.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.8459°N / 70.4753°E (Republican Subordination, Tajikistan)
Antipode38.846°S / 109.525°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt7 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities22 km (14 mi) SSE of Rasht (pop: 10,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) ESE of Novobod (Rasht) (pop: 5,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) E of Roghun (Nurobod) (pop: 7,730) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) ENE of Obigarm (Roghun) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (56 mi) NNE of Leningrad (Muminobod, Khatlon) (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (74 mi) NNE of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
131 km (81 mi) ENE of Vahdat (pop: 45,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
151 km (94 mi) ENE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
161 km (100 mi) S of Konibodom (Sughd) (pop: 50,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
176 km (109 mi) SSE of Khujand (Согдийская область) (pop: 144,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 3.7°C (39 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.013 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionUSGS
5.040 kmTAJIKISTANEMSC
5.013 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionRaspberryShake
5.010 km22 Km SSE of Rasht, TajikistanGFZ
5.65 km268km ENE of Dushanbe, TajikistanNCS
5.80 kmTajikistan: Hindu Kush And Pamir AreaKNDC

User reports for this quake (7)

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Tashkent (292.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Chandelier rattling. | 9 users found this interesting.  
Tashkent (297.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Felt like the building was moving sideways | 9 users found this interesting.  
Chileuchikeu, Toshkent (300.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s : 4 этаж я спала | 8 users found this interesting.  
Uzbekistan Tashkent (291.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Спал проснулся лёжа на спине | 8 users found this interesting.  
Duschanbe (147.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s : I felt the sofa shaking intensively | 8 users found this interesting.  
Tashkent usbekistan (292.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Кровать шаталась, был слышен треск перекрытий и бвлок | 5 users found this interesting.  
Khujand / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
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