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Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 14 km north of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 11:24 pm (GMT +5) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 14 km north of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 11:24 pm (GMT +5) Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 14 km north of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 11:24 pm (GMT +5)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 11 km depth

11 Mar 18:34 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 9 minutes.
11 Mar 18:35: Now using data updates from GFZ
11 Mar 19:13: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 11, 2023 18:24:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 11:24 pm (GMT +5)
Depth10.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.2464°N / 69.7883°E (Rustāq, Takhar, Afghanistan)
Antipode37.246°S / 110.212°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (9 mi) NNW of Rustāq (Rustaq) (pop: 25,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (20 mi) NE of Ārt Khwājah (Khwaja Ghar) (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) SE of Farkhor (Khatlon, Tajikistan) (pop: 21,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) NNE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) NE of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) NE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) SSE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
307 km (191 mi) N of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 15.5°C (60 F), humidity: 56%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from SSE
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.
4.710.5 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionUSGS
4.710.5 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionRaspberryShake
4.539 kmAfghanistanNCS
4.718 km13 Km NNW of Rustāq, AfghanistanGFZ
4.710 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Bord Reg.IRIS
5.016 kmTajikistan: Hindu Kush And Pamir AreaKNDC

User reports for this quake (3)

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan (170.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : At home, laying on the floor on 4th floor of a 4 floor building i felt a shake from west to east direction  
Самарканд (360.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
Duschanbe (175.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : One medium intensity push  

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