A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 189.85 km (118 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 19:15:18 / February 10, 2016 @ 7:15 pm. Event id: us20004zcs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004zcs. Exact location of event, depth 189.85 km, 70.8074° East, 36.5517° North. The temblor was detected at 23:45:18 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 34 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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