A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000de0q. Unique identifier: us7000de0q. Exact location of event, depth 106.9 km, 71.4131° East, 36.4316° North. The temblor was picked up at 21:35:19 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.9 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/21 / 2021-02-26 21:35:19 / February 26, 2021 @ 9:35 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jurm, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen 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 earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 29 km SSW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan.
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