A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan on Saturday. Unique identifier: us7000d0pq. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0pq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 191.67 km (119 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:02:45 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 70.738° East, latitude 36.529° North, depth = 191.67 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: 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 20:02:45 / January 16, 2021 @ 8:02 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 110 km (68 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taloqan, Rustāq, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 38 km SSW of Jurm, Afghanistan.
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