A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:52:41 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 07:22:41 / February 29, 2020 @ 7:22 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 122.47 km (76 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 71.232 East, latitude 36.5636 North, depth = 122.47 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us600086tf. Unique identifier: us600086tf.
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim. Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 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 seven 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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