A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. The epicenter was at a depth of 198.26 km (123 miles). Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 15:32:45 / January 7, 2016 @ 3:32 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004c46. Id of event: us10004c46. The temblor was detected at 20:02:45 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 198.26 km, 70.8204° East, 36.557° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad. 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 one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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