A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bp66. Unique identifier: us7000bp66. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.57 km (71 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 21:31:07 / September 16, 2020 @ 9:31 pm. Exact location, longitude 71.6634° East, latitude 37.2928° North, depth = 113.57 km. The temblor was detected at 21:31:07 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jurm, Khandūd, Ashkāsham. Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each 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 four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 23 km SSE of Khorugh, Tajikistan.
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