A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 13:55:24 / December 24, 2019 @ 1:55 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 232.59 km (145 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 232.59 km, 71.1639° East, 36.7189° North. Id of earthquake: us70006qiu. Event ids that are associated: us70006qiu. The temblor was picked up at 18:25:24 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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