A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Event id: us6000dfzc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfzc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/21 / 2021-02-02 01:16:44 / February 2, 2021 @ 1:16 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.49 km (59 miles). Exact location of event, depth 94.49 km, 71.4502° East, 36.4819° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:16:44 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 23 km SSW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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