A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 00:20:21 / May 16, 2020 @ 12:20 am. Exact location, longitude 71.3863° East, latitude 36.3245° North, depth = 92.15 km. The temblor was reported at 04:50:21 / 4:50 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70009hi8. Event ids that are associated: us70009hi8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.15 km (57 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jurm, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 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 two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 41 km SSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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