A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 03:18:07 / August 27, 2020 @ 3:18 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bdiv. Id of event: us7000bdiv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 123.73 km, 71.0823° East, 36.4417° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 123.73 km (77 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:18:07 / 3:18 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Jurm (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, 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 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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