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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Badakhshan, Afghanistan, 32 km west of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan, on Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 at 8:37 am (GMT +5) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Badakhshan, Afghanistan, 32 km west of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan, on Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 at 8:37 am (GMT +5) Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Badakhshan, Afghanistan, 32 km west of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan, on Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 at 8:37 am (GMT +5)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 220 km depth

4 Feb 03:42 UTC: First to report: NCS after 5 minutes.
4 Feb 03:52: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 4, 2023 03:37:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Feb 4, 2023 at 8:37 am (GMT +5)
Depth219.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.664°N / 71.2662°E (Wurduj, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode36.664°S / 108.734°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities24 km (15 mi) W of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) ESE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) SE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Khorugh (Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
260 km (161 mi) NNE of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
302 km (188 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
304 km (189 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds -20.9°C (-6 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
4.2220 km23 Km W of Ashkāsham, AfghanistanUSGS
4.3186 kmAfghanistanNCS
4.2220 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionRaspberryShake
4.210 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Bord Reg.IRIS
4.0222 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ


Seismic station: Batken, Kyrgyzstan (BTK/KR network) | Distance from quake: 379 km / 236 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

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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