A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude 71.8978 East, latitude 37.2749 North, depth = 134.12 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 06:14:37 / October 18, 2020 @ 6:14 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c94s. Unique identifier: us6000c94s. 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 134.12 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:14:37 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khandūd. Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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