A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan. Id of earthquake: us6000bghj. Event ids that are associated: us6000bghj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:13:05 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 11:13:05 / August 18, 2020 @ 11:13 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 134.72 km (84 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.8843 East, latitude 36.9052 North, depth = 134.72 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham. Nearby 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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km NE of Jurm, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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