Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 28 km northeast of Khorugh, Nohijai Şuƣnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Thursday, 29 Oct 2020 2:32 pm (GMT +5) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 28 km northeast of Khorugh, Nohijai Şuƣnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Thursday, 29 Oct 2020 2:32 pm (GMT +5)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 53 km depth

29 Oct 09:40 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 7 minutes.
29 Oct 09:41: Magnitude recalculée de 5.2 à 5.0. Profondeur recalculée de 56.0 à 10.0 km (de 35 à 6.2 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 10.9 km (6.8 mi) au SSW.
29 Oct 19:00: Profondeur recalculée de 10.0 à 53.0 km (de 6.2 à 33 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 9.4 km (5.8 mi) au NE.
Update Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 09:56
Significant magnitude 5.0 quake hits 180 km southeast of Kŭlob, Tajikistan, early afternoon
5.0 quake: Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region, 29 Oct 2020 09:32
5.0 quake: Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region, 29 Oct 2020 09:32
Just 24 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Khorugh, Tajikistan. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 2.32 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include United States Geological Survey (USGS) at magnitude 4.9, and European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 4.9.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Khorugh (pop. 30,000) at a distance of 20 km with light shaking, Khandūd (pop. 5,500) at a distance of 81 km with weak shaking, Fayzabad (pop. 44,400) at a distance of 115 km with weak shaking, and Kŭlob (pop. 78,800) at a distance of 180 km with weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 09:32:44 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: jeudi, 29 oct. 2020 14:32 (GMT +5)
Magnitude: 5
Profondeur: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.61°N / 71.83°E (Haut-Badakhshan, Tadjikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km ENE de Khorugh (Nohijai Şuƣnon) (pop: 30,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
85 km NNO de Khandūd (Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 5,520) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
100 km N de Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim) (pop: 26,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
123 km ENE de Fayzabad (Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 44,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
183 km E de Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
187 km E de Chubek (Hamadoni, Khatlon) (pop: 19,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
193 km E de Hulbuk (Khatlon) (pop: 21,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
270 km E de Kurgan-Tyube (Khatlon) (pop: 65,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
286 km ESE de Douchanbé (Dushanbe) (pop: 679,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
353 km SE de Khodjent (Sughd) (pop: 144,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 1.6°C (35 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.053 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ
M 5.166 km5.1 TajikistanEMSC
M 4.951 km24 Km NE of Khorugh, TajikistanUSGS
M 5.160 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGeoAu
M 4.951 km24 Km NE of Khorugh, TajikistanUSGS
M 4.951 km24 Km NE of Khorugh, TajikistanUSGS

User reports for this quake (3)

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Manem (16.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
duhsanbe, tajikistan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / very short
Khorog / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Comparatively very strong shaking.
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 28 km northeast of Khorugh, Nohijai Şuƣnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, 29 Oct 2020 2:32 pm (GMT +5)

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 28 km northeast of Khorugh, Nohijai Şuƣnon, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Thursday, 29 Oct 2020 2:32 pm (GMT +5)

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