A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/08/20 / 2020-08-26 08:00:45 / August 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am. Exact location of earthquake, 71.4022° East, 36.4374° North, depth 114.53 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 114.53 km (71 miles). Event id: us7000bd3f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bd3f. The temblor was detected at 08:00:45 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jurm, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham. Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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