A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 189.06 km (117 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:25:29 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us7000arsa. Id of event: us7000arsa. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 72.2313 East, latitude 37.5145 North, depth = 189.06 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/07/20 / 2020-07-20 18:25:29 / July 20, 2020 @ 6:25 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khandūd, Khorugh.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 60 km E of Khorugh, Tajikistan.
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