A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:31:29 / 2:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009abx. Unique identifier: us70009abx. Exact location, longitude 71.072° East, latitude 36.4742° North, depth = 103.46 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103.46 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 10:01:29 / May 5, 2020 @ 10:01 am.
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Jurm. The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 47 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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