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Friday, 20 December 2019

A magnitude 6.1 - 51km SW of Jarm, Afghanistan is the 6th major quake of December the 138th of 2019 and is the 1,489th major quake of this decade


Map USGS, showing the 1,489th major quakes of this decade

A magnitude 6.1 - 51km SW of Jarm, Afghanistan is the 6th major quake of December and the 138th of 2019 it is also the 1,489th major quake of this decade and could very well be the last major quake of this decade. The number of major quakes for the first decade of the 21st century 1,588, which is 99 more than the 2nd decade with just 11 days remaining. 3.077 major quakes have occurred since January the 1st, 2000.

According to USGS, The number of people living near areas that could have produced landslides in today's earthquake is low, but landslide damage or fatalities are still possible in highly susceptible areas. the quake was relatively deep at 210.2 km

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