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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 21 km northwest of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 5:54 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 21 km northwest of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 5:54 pm (GMT +4:30) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 21 km northwest of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 5:54 pm (GMT +4:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 16 km depth

2 Oct 13:37 UTC: First to report: NCS after 13 minutes.
2 Oct 13:50: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 2, 2022 13:24:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 5:54 pm (GMT +4:30)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.5
Depth15.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.2429°N / 70.408°E (Yaftal-e Sufla, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode37.243°S / 109.592°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities21 km (13 mi) NW of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) ENE of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) NW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) ENE of Ārt Khwājah (Khwaja Ghar, Takhar) (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) NE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (93 mi) ENE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
203 km (126 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
322 km (200 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 13.6°C (56 F), humidity: 34%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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
4.516 km20 Km NW of Fayzabad, AfghanistanUSGS
4.3120 kmAfghanistanNCS
4.516 kmHINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTANEMSC
4.516 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionRaspberryShake
4.510 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Bord Reg.IRIS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Kabul, Afghanistan (KBL/IU network) | Distance from quake: 325 km / 202 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Kabul, Afghanistan: 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

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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