A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan. Exact location, longitude 70.7404° East, latitude 36.4864° North, depth = 212.94 km. 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: 12/11/20 / 2020-11-12 03:20:00 / November 12, 2020 @ 3:20 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cdmh. Unique identifier: us7000cdmh. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:20:00 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 212.94 km (132 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Farkhār, Ashkāsham.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 42 km SSW of Jurm, Afghanistan.
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