A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 16:33:08 / December 10, 2020 @ 4:33 pm. The temblor was detected at 16:33:08 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 114.48 km (71 miles). Exact location, longitude 71.6137° East, latitude 37.1284° North, depth = 114.48 km. Id of earthquake: us7000cptk. Event ids that are associated: us7000cptk.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Khandūd (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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: 40 km S of Khorugh, Tajikistan.
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