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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 42 km southeast of Khorugh, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 at 2:30 am (GMT +5) -

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 42 km southeast of Khorugh, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 at 2:30 am (GMT +5) Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 42 km southeast of Khorugh, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 at 2:30 am (GMT +5)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 50 km depth

5 Oct 21:45 UTC: First to report: NCS after 14 minutes.
5 Oct 21:47: Epicenter location corrected by 0.9 km (0.6 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 5, 2022 21:30:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Oct 6, 2022 at 2:30 am (GMT +5)
Depth50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.22°N / 71.89°E (Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan)
Antipode37.22°S / 108.11°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities42 km (26 mi) SE of Khorugh (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) NW of Khandūd (Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 5,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) NNE of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) NNE of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
117 km (72 mi) E of Faizabad (Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
198 km (123 mi) ESE of Chubek (Hamadoni, Khatlon) (pop: 19,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
201 km (125 mi) ESE of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
310 km (193 mi) ESE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds -8.1°C (17 F), humidity: 37%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.050 kmTajikistanNCS


Seismic station: Kabul, Afghanistan (KBL/IU network) | Distance from quake: 393 km / 244 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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tajikistan (3.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : nothing  

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