A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:29:52 / 12:29 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/03/21 / 2021-03-07 12:29:52 / March 7, 2021 @ 12:29 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 135.66 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.5129 East, latitude 36.5525 North, depth = 135.66 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000dgvl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dgvl.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 14 km S of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan.
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