A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:45:50 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.1011 East, latitude 36.6741 North, depth = 259.26 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 259.26 km (161 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ddsy. Id of event: us6000ddsy. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/21 / 2021-02-02 03:45:50 / February 2, 2021 @ 3:45 am.
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby 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).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km SE of Jurm, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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