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Mag. 1.9 quake - Badakhshan, 57 km northwest of Khorugh, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:29 pm (GMT +4:30)

Mag. 1.9 quake - Badakhshan, 57 km northwest of Khorugh, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:29 pm (GMT +4:30) Mag. 1.9 quake - Badakhshan, 57 km northwest of Khorugh, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:29 pm (GMT +4:30)

Minor magnitude 1.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 May 19:06 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 1 hour and 7 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 26, 2022 17:59:26 UTC
Local time at epicenterThursday, May 26, 2022 10:29 pm (GMT +4:30)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.92°N / 71.2°E Shighnan, Badakhshan, Tajikistan
Antipode37.92°S / 108.8°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceKNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 107 joules (12.4 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
57 km (35 mi)
SE of epicenter
(pop: 30,000)
Not felt
105 km (65 mi)
SSW of epicenter
(pop: 44,400)
Not felt
Faīẕābād, Badakhshan
222 km (138 mi)
WNW of epicenter
(pop: 679,400)
Not felt
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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 Depth Time GMT Epicenter Agency
1.9 10 km (6.2 mi) (*) 2022-05-26 17:59:26 AFGHANISTAN-TAJIKISTAN BORDER REGION KNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
(*) A depth given as 10 km often means that the the depth of the quake could not determined with sufficient accuracy.


Seismic station: Batken, Kyrgyzstan (BTK/KR network) | Distance from quake: 240 km / 149 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: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User-reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.9, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
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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