Information about the earthquake: mag of light. 4.8 earthquake


Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 123 km depth

September 29 06:35 PM UTC: First to report: NCS after 5 minutes.

Updated Wed Sep 29, 2021, 6:39 PM

Moderate-magnitude 4.8 earthquake hits 28 km northwest of Pul-e Khumrī, Afghanistan, late at night

Earthquake 4.8 September 29, 10:59 p.m. (GMT + 4:30 p.m.)

Earthquake 4.8 September 29, 10:59 p.m. (GMT + 4:30 p.m.)

Just 9 minutes ago, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Pul-e Khumrī, Puli Khumri, Baghlan, Afghanistan. The tremor was recorded late on Wednesday night, September 29, 2021, at 10:29 p.m. local time, at an intermediate depth of 123.1 km below the surface.
The event was recorded by the Indian National Seismological Center (NCS), the first seismological agency to report it.
Cities near the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Baghlan (pop. 108,400) located 27 km from the epicenter, Pul-e Khumrī (pop. 56,400) at 28 km, Nahrin (pop. 22,400) 63 km, Kunduz (161,900 inhabitants) 86 km, Khanabad (71,500 inhabitants) 94 km and Khulm (64,900 inhabitants) 98 km.
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Date and hour : 29 Sep 2021 18:29:56 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 10:59 p.m. (GMT + 4:30 p.m.)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 123.1 km

Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 36.0372 ° N / 68.4284 ° E↗ (Dahana i Ghuri, Baghlan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.037 ° S / 111.572 ° W↗
Nearest volcano: Vakak (203 km / 126 mi)

Nearby towns and villages:
27 km (17 mi) WW of Baghlan (pop: 108,400) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
28 km (17 mi) to the WNW of Pul-e Khumrī (pop: 56,400) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
63 km (39 mi) west of Nahrin (Nahreïn) (pop: 22,400) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
86 km (53 mi) SSO of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
94 km (59 mi) southwest of Khanabad (Kundouz) (pop: 71,500) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
98 km (61 mi) southeast of Khulm (Balkh) (pop: 64,900) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
126 km (78 mi) southwest of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
140 km (87 mi) ESE of Mazari Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
181 km (112 mi) NNW of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
280 km (174 mi) south of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!

Weather at the epicenter at the time of the earthquake:
Clear sky 8.9 ° C (48 F), humidity: 43%, wind: 1 m / s (1 kts) from ESS

Main data source: NCS (National Center for Seismology)

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

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Mag. Depth Site Source
4.8 123 km 179 km NNW of Kabul, Afghanistan SNC

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