A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan. The temblor was picked up at 01:16:35 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 164.96 km (103 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 164.96 km, 71.0067° East, 36.5147° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 01:16:35 / October 17, 2020 @ 1:16 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8w9. Id of event: us6000c8w9.
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham. Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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