A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Bāzārak in Afghanistan on Saturday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:31:40 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000b7v0. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b7v0. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/08/20 / 2020-08-01 06:31:40 / August 1, 2020 @ 6:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 69.595° East, 35.3577° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 9 km (5 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Charikar (c. 53 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Mehtar Lām (c. 17 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Jabal os Saraj (c. 15 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Sidqābād (c. 7 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tagāb (c. 6 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mehtar Lām, Nahrīn, .
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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