A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan on Friday. Id of earthquake: us6000cbwm. Event ids that are associated: us6000cbwm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.11 km (73 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:24:26 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/10/20 / 2020-10-23 06:24:26 / October 23, 2020 @ 6:24 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 71.2754° East, latitude 36.4614° North, depth = 117.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jurm, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km SW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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