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pegothejerk t1_jd3u5dd wrote

Looks like it’s currently registered as a 6.5

Edit: updated to 6.6


fearlesslalready t1_jd3vl2d wrote

It was worse than 6.5(I was affected by it), and it lasted for longer than usual too. But thankfully there wasn't any major destruction.


Canis_Familiaris t1_jd3wbm9 wrote

It's kinda in a rural area, so that helps.


fearlesslalready t1_jd3ynh5 wrote

it hit the urban areas just as hard


pegothejerk t1_jd40txh wrote

Here’s the closest areas to the epicenter according to USGS

Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan 40.2 km (25 mi) NNWPopulation: 12106

Ashkāsham, Badakhshan, Afghanistan 52.6 km (32.7 mi) ENEPopulation: 12120

Ishqoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan 60.9 km (37.9 mi) ENEPopulation: 26000

Fayzabad, Badakhshan, Afghanistan 75 km (46.6 mi) NNWPopulation: 44421

Farkhār, Takhar, Afghanistan 100.3 km (62.3 mi) WPopulation: 10480


DevoidHT t1_jd59uqi wrote

Is it just me or are there more earthquakes this year than normal? Does anyone have stats on this? Like I’m not sure if it’s just more earthquakes being reported or if it’s actually more frequent.


byllz t1_jd5iu4v wrote

Usually, an earthquake like this would hardly have hit the international news. People are currently on edge about earthquakes because of the Turkey one. That being said, there are usually about one 7.0 or higher earthquakes per month. So far this year, there have been 6.


Spore_monger t1_jd5j398 wrote

Yeah everyone's pretty shaken, but you can't really fault them. Tectonic.


Payinchange t1_jd656qx wrote

Tectonic refers to the plates in the earth’s crust, not to be confused with Belgian superband Technotronic, whose 1989 single “Pump Up The Jam” rose to number two on the UK’s billboard charts.


Leviathan3333 t1_jd4cvar wrote

Maybe their God is upset with all their bullshit


bdigital1796 t1_jd4gzvq wrote

if there was any truth to this, Earth would have been vaporized into stardust filling the emptiness between two very distant galaxies, 1 million times over from planetary exterminating sized asteroids by now.


Thanos_Stomps t1_jdazj5f wrote

You’d think but you should’ve seen what the dinosaurs got up to before God finally punished them.