A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:10:53 / 10:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/10/20 / 2020-10-16 10:10:53 / October 16, 2020 @ 10:10 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 222.2 km (138 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000c8qv. Event ids that are associated: us6000c8qv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 71.2304 East, latitude 36.6356 North, depth = 222.2 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Khorugh, Fayzabad. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
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 fifty-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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km W of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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