A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Ishqoshim in Tajikistan on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.3187 East, latitude 37.0664 North, depth = 117.41 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.41 km (73 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:11:03 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b7rd. Unique identifier: us6000b7rd. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/08/20 / 2020-08-01 00:11:03 / August 1, 2020 @ 12:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Fayzabad, Khorugh. Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four 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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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: 46 km NW of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan.
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