A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 221.22 km (137 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:44:28 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/10/15 / 2015-10-14 01:14:28 / October 14, 2015 @ 1:14 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003nhj. Id of event: us10003nhj. Exact location of event, longitude 71.0901 East, latitude 36.5883 North, depth = 221.22 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km SE of Jarm, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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