A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan on Saturday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:20:06 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000alsu. Id of event: us7000alsu. Exact location of event, longitude 70.6566 East, latitude 36.6693 North, depth = 268.41 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/07/20 / 2020-07-11 04:20:06 / July 11, 2020 @ 4:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 268.41 km (167 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 26 km SW of Jurm, Afghanistan.
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