A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008wax. Id of event: us70008wax. The epicenter was at a depth of 170.54 km (106 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:01:42 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/20 / 2020-04-14 21:31:42 / April 14, 2020 @ 9:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 71.4223° East, latitude 36.7146° North, depth = 170.54 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 10 km (7 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Khorugh, Khandūd (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 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km WNW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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