A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan. Id of earthquake: us7000ddjy. Event ids that are associated: us7000ddjy. Exact location of event, longitude 71.6326 East, latitude 37.2504 North, depth = 65.71 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:47:53 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 01:47:53 / February 20, 2021 @ 1:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65.71 km (41 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jurm, Khandūd, Ashkāsham. Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 27 km SSE of Khorugh, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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