A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 11:16:49 / January 1, 2016 @ 11:16 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 205.66 km (128 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:46:49 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004aqb. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004aqb. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.5707 East, latitude 36.4695 North, depth = 205.66 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Taloqan, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 49 km SSW of Jarm, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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