A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Sunday. Event id: us70007v0s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007v0s. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:44:18 / 7:44 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 03:14:18 / February 23, 2020 @ 3:14 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 187.16 km (116 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 187.16 km, 70.7435° East, 36.5102° North.
Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Farkhār, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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