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Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 14 km west of Ārt Khwājah, Khwaja Ghar, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023 at 2:37 am (GMT +4:30) -

Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 14 km west of Ārt Khwājah, Khwaja Ghar, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023 at 2:37 am (GMT +4:30) Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 14 km west of Ārt Khwājah, Khwaja Ghar, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023 at 2:37 am (GMT +4:30)

Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

7 Feb 23:00 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 53 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 7, 2023 22:07:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Feb 8, 2023 at 2:37 am (GMT +4:30)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.06°N / 69.33°E (Khwājah Ghār, Takhar, Afghanistan)
Antipode37.06°S / 110.67°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceKNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (8 mi) WSW of Ārt Khwājah (Khwaja Ghar) (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) ESE of Dasht-e Archī (Imam Sahib, Kunduz) (pop: 8,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) NNW of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) W of Rustāq (Rustaq) (pop: 25,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) NNE of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) ESE of Qarāwul (Imam Sahib, Kunduz) (pop: 24,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) NE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
282 km (175 mi) N of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 5.6°C (42 F), humidity: 36%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Seismic station: Batken, Kyrgyzstan (BTK/KR network) | Distance from quake: 358 km / 222 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: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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