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Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - Badakhshan, Afghanistan, 36 km west of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan, on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023 at 10:50 pm (GMT +4:30) -

Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - Badakhshan, Afghanistan, 36 km west of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan, on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023 at 10:50 pm (GMT +4:30) Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - Badakhshan, Afghanistan, 36 km west of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan, on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023 at 10:50 pm (GMT +4:30)

Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

8 Feb 19:06 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 45 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 8, 2023 18:20:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Feb 8, 2023 at 10:50 pm (GMT +4:30)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.67°N / 71.21°E (Wurduj, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode36.67°S / 108.79°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceKNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Nearby towns and cities29 km (18 mi) W of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (23 mi) W of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) ESE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) SE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) SSW of Khorugh (Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (64 mi) WSW of Khandūd (pop: 5,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
301 km (187 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Snow -12.1°C (10 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 4 m/s (9 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Seismic station: Batken, Kyrgyzstan (BTK/KR network) | Distance from quake: 378 km / 235 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 2.3, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable 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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