Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Ishkāshim, 70 km east of Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 12:13 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Ishkāshim, 70 km east of Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 12:13 pm (GMT +4:30)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.5 at 104 km depth

20 Mar 07:57 UTC: Premier à signaler: EMSC après 15 minutes.
20 Mar 07:58: Profondeur recalculée de 104.0 à 99.0 km (de 65 à 62 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 5.8 km (3.6 mi) au NNW.
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20 Mar 09:26: Profondeur recalculée de 106.0 à 104.0 km (de 66 à 65 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 1.4 km (0.9 mi) au NE.
Update Sat, 20 Mar 2021, 08:03
Moderate magnitude 4.5 quake hits 67 km east of Fayzabad, Afghanistan in the morning
4.5 quake 20 Mar 12:13 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.5 quake 20 Mar 12:13 pm (GMT +4:30)
Just 20 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Saturday 20 March 2021 at 11:43 am local time, at an intermediate depth of 99 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. A third agency, the United States Geological Survey, reported the same quake at magnitude 4.5.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ishqoshim (pop. 26,000) located 42 km from the epicenter, Ashkāsham (pop. 12,100) 42 km away, Jurm (pop. 12,100) 47 km away, and Fayzabad (pop. 44,400) 67 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 20 Mar 2021 07:43:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: samedi, 20 mars 2021 12:13 (GMT +4:30)
Magnitude: 4.5
Profondeur: 104.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.01°N / 71.36°E (Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km NO de Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tadjikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
39 km NNO de Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
49 km ENE de Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
70 km E de Fayzabad (pop: 44,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
85 km O de Khandūd (pop: 5,520) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
165 km ENE de Tâloqân (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
225 km E de Kondôz (Kunduz) (pop: 161,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
283 km SE de Douchanbé (Dushanbe, Tadjikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
299 km NNE de Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
339 km NE de Kaboul (Kabul) (pop: 3,043,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds -2.4°C (28 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
4.5104 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanUSGS
5.110 kmNear Dushanbe, TajikistanRENASS
4.71 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ

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