A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 04:59:50 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000bmwl. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bmwl. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 241.6 km (150 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/09/20 / 2020-09-14 04:59:50 / September 14, 2020 @ 4:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 71.1426 East, latitude 36.4566 North, depth = 241.6 km.
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 43 km SW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan.
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