A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us10004dtm. Event ids that are associated: us10004dtm. The epicenter was at a depth of 242.94 km (151 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.886 East, latitude 36.6093 North, depth = 242.94 km. The temblor was reported at 00:35:00 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 20:05:00 / January 12, 2016 @ 8:05 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 92 km (57 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khorugh, Rustāq, Farkhār.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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