A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bddn. Id of event: us7000bddn. Exact location of earthquake, 71.349° East, 36.5037° North, depth 228.89 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/08/20 / 2020-08-26 20:22:03 / August 26, 2020 @ 8:22 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 228.89 km (142 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 20:22:03 / 8:22 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jurm, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 61 km (38 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 twelve, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 25 km SW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan.
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