A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Nahrīn in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 01:01:37 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000d1si. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d1si. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.55 km (30 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 01:01:37 / December 22, 2020 @ 1:01 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 69.2902 East, latitude 36.2072 North, depth = 47.55 km.
The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ārt Khwājah, Kunduz, Farkhār (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. 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: 21 km NE of Nahrīn, Afghanistan.
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