A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 71.2492° East, latitude 36.6779° North, depth = 215.44 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/08/20 / 2020-08-29 02:59:18 / August 29, 2020 @ 2:59 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bh2i. Id of event: us7000bh2i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 215.44 km (134 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:59:18 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Fayzabad, Jurm (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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