A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/10/15 / 2015-10-13 15:40:08 / October 13, 2015 @ 3:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:10:08 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003nav. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003nav. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 202.87 km (126 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 70.5468 East, latitude 36.4945 North, depth = 202.87 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Rustāq, Taloqan. Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 48 km SSW of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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