A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Sunday. Global time and date of event 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 09:21:04 / March 15, 2020 @ 9:21 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60008fzt. Event ids that are associated: us60008fzt. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:51:04 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 71.159 East, latitude 36.4219 North, depth = 85.03 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85.03 km (53 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km SW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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