A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Thursday. Event id: us10004el5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004el5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 200.63 km (125 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 18:45:57 / January 14, 2016 @ 6:45 pm. Exact location of event, depth 200.63 km, 70.4759° East, 36.507° North. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:15:57 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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