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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 56 km southwest of Murghab, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 11:01 am (GMT +5) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.8 quake 67 km west of Murghab, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, Feb 23, 2023 5:37 am (GMT +5), which had occurred 3 weeks earlier.
Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 56 km southwest of Murghab, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 11:01 am (GMT +5) Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 56 km southwest of Murghab, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 11:01 am (GMT +5)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 170 km depth

19 Mar 06:14 UTC: First to report: NCS after 13 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 19, 2023 06:01:25 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 11:01 am (GMT +5)
Depth170.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.85°N / 73.47°E (Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan)
Antipode37.85°S / 106.53°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities56 km (35 mi) SW of Murghab (pop: 10,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
173 km (108 mi) ENE of Khorugh (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
207 km (128 mi) NE of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
268 km (166 mi) ENE of Faizabad (Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
283 km (176 mi) SW of Kashgar (Xinjiang, China) (pop: 274,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
353 km (219 mi) SE of Isfara (Sughd) (pop: 274,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
417 km (259 mi) E of Duschanbe (Dushanbe) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds -11.2°C (12 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.4170 kmTajikistanNCS


Seismic station: Batken, Kyrgyzstan (BTK/KR network) | Distance from quake: 336 km / 209 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: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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