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Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Viloyati Khatlon, 51 km southeast of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 9:03 pm (GMT +5) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Viloyati Khatlon, 51 km southeast of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 9:03 pm (GMT +5) Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Viloyati Khatlon, 51 km southeast of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 9:03 pm (GMT +5)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Dec 16:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
6 Dec 16:52: Now using data updates from USGS
12 Dec 16:06: Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.5 mi) towards WSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 6, 2022 16:03:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 9:03 pm (GMT +5)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.7673°N / 70.8614°E (Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan)
Antipode38.767°S / 109.139°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities51 km (32 mi) SE of Rasht (Republican Subordination) (pop: 10,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) ESE of Novobod (Rasht, Republican Subordination) (pop: 5,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SW of Karakenja (Republican Subordination) (pop: 2,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) E of Roghun (Nurobod, Republican Subordination) (pop: 7,730) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
133 km (83 mi) NE of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
183 km (114 mi) E of Duschanbe (Dushanbe) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
199 km (124 mi) SSE of Khujand (Согдийская область) (pop: 144,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
209 km (130 mi) ENE of Kurgan-Tyube (Khatlon) (pop: 65,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Snow -11.8°C (11 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
4.710 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionUSGS
4.710 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionRaspberryShake
4.750 kmTajikistanNCS
4.610 km52 Km ESE of Rasht, TajikistanGFZ
4.710 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Bord Reg.IRIS


Seismic station: Batken, Kyrgyzstan (BTK/KR network) | Distance from quake: 144 km / 89 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: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2)

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Dushanbe (181.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Tashkent / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : Light shake  

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