A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan. The temblor was detected at 09:21:37 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000acq5. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000acq5. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 232.41 km (144 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/20 / 2020-06-16 09:21:37 / June 16, 2020 @ 9:21 am. Exact location of event, longitude 71.0184 East, latitude 36.677 North, depth = 232.41 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Khorugh, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 26 km SE of Jurm, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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