A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Farkhār in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 213.89 km, 70.2286° East, 36.4774° North. Id of earthquake: us6000cae3. Event ids that are associated: us6000cae3. The temblor was reported at 22:58:48 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 213.89 km (133 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 22:58:48 / October 20, 2020 @ 10:58 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Fayzabad, Jurm. Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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