Earthquake information: Strong Mag. 5.0 Earthquake – 22 km southeast of Rasht, Republican subordination, Tajikistan on Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 03:44 (GMT +5)


Strong earthquake of magnitude 5.0 at 13 km depth

April 19 22:49 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
April 19 10:53 PM: Now uses data updates from GFZ
April 19 23:03: Now uses USGS data updates

Updated Tue 19 April 2022, 22:57

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan

4.9 earthquake April 20 03:44 (GMT +5)

4.9 earthquake April 20 03:44 (GMT +5)

A shallow earthquake of magnitude 4.9 was reported early in the morning near Rasht, Republican subordination, Tajikistan.
According to the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ), the earthquake struck on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 3:44 a.m. local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper 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 as other agencies release their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the RaspberryShake Citizen Seismograph Network which also listed the quake at magnitude 4.9. A third agency, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), reported the same magnitude 5.1 quake.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake was likely felt by many people in the epicenter area. It must not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling off shelves, glass breaking, etc.
At Rasht (pop. 10,800) located 22 km from the epicenter, the earthquake should have been felt as light tremors.
Weak tremors could have been felt at Novobod (pop. 5,400) located 39 km from the epicenter, Roghun (pop. 7,700) at 64 km, Obigarm (pop. 10,000) at 80 km and Karakenja (pop. 2,900) at 88 km.
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Date hour : April 19, 2022 22:44:40 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 03:44 (GMT +5)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 13.1 km

Latitude / longitude of the epicenter: 38.8459°N / 70.4753°E (Republican Subordination, Tajikistan)
Antipode: 38.846°S / 109.525°W

Nearby towns and villages:
22 km (14 mi) SSE of Rasht (pop: 10,800) –> See nearby earthquakes!
34 km (21 mi) ESE of Novobod (Racht) (pop: 5,350) –> See nearby earthquakes!
53 km (33 mi) east of Roghun (Nurobod) (pop: 7,730) –> See nearby earthquakes!
68 km (42 mi) ENE of Obigarm (Roghun) (pop: 10,000) –> See nearby earthquakes!
91 km (56 mi) NNE of Leningrad (Muminobod, Khatlon) (pop: 12,000) –> See nearby earthquakes!
120 km (74 mi) NNE of Kulob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) –> See nearby earthquakes!
131 km (81 mi) ENE of Vahdat (pop: 45,700) –> See nearby earthquakes!
151 km (94 mi) ENE of Dushanbe (Dushanbe) (pop: 679,400) –> See nearby earthquakes!
161 km (100 miles) south of Konibodom (Sughd) (pop: 50,400) –> See nearby earthquakes!
176 km (109 mi) SSE of Khujand (Sughd) (pop: 144,900) –> See nearby earthquakes!

Weather at the epicenter at the time of the earthquake:
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Main data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)

Estimated energy released: 2×1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tonnes of TNT) | on seismic energy

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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report the same earthquake and publish similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It normally takes up to a few hours for the seismic parameters to be calculated with near optimum accuracy.

Mag. Depth Location Source
5.0 13 kilometers Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region USGS
5.0 40 kilometers TAJIKISTAN CSEM
5.0 13 kilometers Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region RaspberryShake
5.0 10 kilometers 22 km SSE of Rasht, Tajikistan GFZ
5.6 5 kilometers 268 km ENE of Dushanbe, Tajikistan NCS
5.8 0 miles Tajikistan: Hindu Kush and Pamir region KNDC


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