A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Khandūd in Afghanistan on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 07:06:49 / October 19, 2020 @ 7:06 am. The temblor was reported at 07:06:49 / 7:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 71.9881° East, latitude 37.2596° North, depth = 145.41 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 145.41 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c9ce. Unique identifier: us6000c9ce. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khorugh (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). 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 six and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 45 km NW of Khandūd, Afghanistan.
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