A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70006nyf. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006nyf. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 97.13 km (60 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 71.9423 East, latitude 37.3175 North, depth = 97.13 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 05:58:26 / December 20, 2019 @ 5:58 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 10:58:26 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khandūd.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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