Information on the earthquake: moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake


Moderate magnitude earthquake 4.8 to 10 km deep

27 Jun 09:16 UTC: First to report: NCS after 8 minutes.

Updated Sun, Jun 27, 2021, 9:21 AM

Moderate 4.8 earthquake strikes near Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan

Earthquake 4.8 June 27, 1:38 p.m. (GMT + 4:30 p.m.)

Earthquake 4.8 June 27, 1:38 p.m. (GMT + 4:30 p.m.)

A low magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported around noon near Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan.
According to the Indian National Center for Seismology (NCS), the earthquake struck on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 1:08 p.m. local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deep ones because they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused significant damage, but was likely felt by many as a slight vibration in the epicenter area.
Weak tremors could have been felt in Chubek (19,600 inhabitants) located 37 km from the epicenter, Rustāq (25,600 inhabitants) at 42 km, Hulbuk (21,700 inhabitants) at 55 km, Kŭlob (78,800 inhabitants) at 57 km, Faizabad (44,400 inhabitants) 58 km, Ārt Khwājah (18,600 inhabitants) 67 km and Taloqan (64,300 inhabitants) 93 km.
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Date and time: June 27, 2021 09:08:33 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Sunday June 27, 2021 1:38 p.m. (GMT + 4:30 p.m.)
Magnitude: 4.8

Depth: 10.0 km
Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 37.4527 ° N / 70.0755 ° E (Shahr-e Buzurg, Badakhchan, Afghanistan)

Nearby towns and villages:
37 km (23 mi) ESE of Chubek (Hamadoni, Khatlon, Tajikistan) (pop: 19,600) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
42 km (26 mi) NNE of Rustaq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
55 km (34 mi) southeast of Hulbuk (Khatlon, Tajikistan) (pop: 21,700) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
57 km (36 mi) to SSE of KÅ­lob (Khatlon, Tajikistan) (pop: 78,800) -> See nearby earthquakes!
58 km (36 mi) northwest of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
67 km (41 mi) northeast of Ārt Khwajah (Khwaja Ghar, Takhar) (pop: 18,600) -> See earthquakes nearby!
93 km (58 mi) NNE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
166 km (103 mi) southeast of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
276 km (171 mi) ENE of Mazari Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
335 km (208 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!

Weather at the epicenter at the time of the earthquake:
Clear sky 33.8 ° C (93 F), humidity: 14%, wind: 4 m / s (8 kts) from WNW

Main data source: NCS (National Center for Seismology)

Estimated energy released: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tonnes of TNT) Find out more

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Mag. Depth Location Source
4.8 10 km 57 km on the northwest of Fayzabad, Afghanistan SNC

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