A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000c7is. Unique identifier: us7000c7is. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.2134 East, latitude 36.7325 North, depth = 204.15 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 204.15 km (127 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:41:51 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/10/20 / 2020-10-24 05:41:51 / October 24, 2020 @ 5:41 am.
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khorugh, Fayzabad, Jurm (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six 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.
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