A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.05 km (57 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:11:27 / 5:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000d5s7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d5s7. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/20 / 2020-12-23 17:11:27 / December 23, 2020 @ 5:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.3042 East, latitude 37.1813 North, depth = 91.05 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Fayzabad, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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