A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 116.32 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 71.1764° East, 37.2218° North, depth 116.32 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:35:26 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c9uh. Id of event: us6000c9uh. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 04:35:26 / October 20, 2020 @ 4:35 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 44 km SW of Khorugh, Tajikistan.
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