A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 00:16:45 / 12:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 71.2096 East, latitude 37.0552 North, depth = 88.7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f8e. Id of event: us10004f8e. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 19:46:45 / January 17, 2016 @ 7:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 88.7 km (55 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khandūd, Khorugh, Fayzabad. Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 39 km ENE of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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