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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 58 km east of Khandūd, Wākhān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 5:51 am (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 58 km east of Khandūd, Wākhān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 5:51 am (GMT +4:30) Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 58 km east of Khandūd, Wākhān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 5:51 am (GMT +4:30)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 105 km depth

18 Mar 01:38 UTC: First to report: NCS after 17 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 18, 2023 01:21:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 5:51 am (GMT +4:30)
Depth105.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.04°N / 72.96°E (Wākhān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode37.04°S / 107.04°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities58 km (36 mi) E of Khandūd (pop: 5,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
125 km (78 mi) ENE of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
134 km (83 mi) ESE of Khorugh (Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
211 km (131 mi) E of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
278 km (173 mi) E of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
291 km (181 mi) NNE of Assad-Abad (Kunar) (pop: 48,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
441 km (274 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds -18.4°C (-1 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.3105 kmAfghanistan: TajikistanNCS
3.3162 kmTajikistan: Hindu Kush And Pamir AreaKNDC


Seismic station: Batken, Kyrgyzstan (BTK/KR network) | Distance from quake: 384 km / 238 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 (3)

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Dushanbe (403.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s
Abbotabad, Abbottābād District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (316.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : May Allah protect us Amen  
Rawalpindi, Punjab (379.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I felt it at 5am in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.  

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