A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.9374 East, latitude 36.5798 North, depth = 218.98 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:37:09 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 09:07:09 / January 8, 2016 @ 9:07 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 218.98 km (136 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004cbi. Event ids that are associated: us10004cbi.
Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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