A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 194.05 km (121 miles). Exact location, longitude 70.9179° East, latitude 36.5696° North, depth = 194.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:57:24 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 11:27:24 / September 30, 2015 @ 11:27 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003j2j. Id of event: us10003j2j.
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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