A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.86 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:12:48 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006p6i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006p6i. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 18:42:48 / December 20, 2019 @ 6:42 pm. Exact location of event, depth 105.86 km, 71.1219° East, 36.4293° North.
Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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