A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 00:39:54 / December 20, 2020 @ 12:39 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 71.1208° East, latitude 36.6324° North, depth = 199.63 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:39:54 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000csjq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000csjq. The epicenter was at a depth of 199.63 km (124 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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