A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Pārūn in Afghanistan on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 21:14:47 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 21:14:47 / July 18, 2020 @ 9:14 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 80.22 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aqzx. Id of event: us7000aqzx. Exact location, longitude 70.7494° East, latitude 35.3602° North, depth = 80.22 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Asadābād (c. 48 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Mehtar Lām (c. 17 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Āsmār (c. 15 700 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mehtar Lām, Āsmār, Asadābād (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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