A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 13:07:22 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 189.87 km (118 miles). Exact location of event, depth 189.87 km, 70.9312° East, 36.5563° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004aur. Unique identifier: us10004aur. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 08:37:22 / January 2, 2016 @ 8:37 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 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), 35 km (22 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four 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. 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: 35 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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