A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 02:19:21 / August 19, 2020 @ 2:19 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bgxv. Unique identifier: us6000bgxv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:19:21 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 129.73 km (81 miles). Exact location, longitude 71.2735° East, latitude 36.5594° North, depth = 129.73 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim. Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 27 km WSW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan.
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