A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan. The temblor was picked up at 10:35:56 / 10:35 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 06:05:56 / January 24, 2016 @ 6:05 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004gpt. Unique identifier: us10004gpt. Exact location of event, longitude 70.5872 East, latitude 36.4437 North, depth = 205.9 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 205.9 km (128 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Fayzabad, Farkhār.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six 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.
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