A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/02/16 / 2016-02-13 12:06:34 / February 13, 2016 @ 12:06 pm. The temblor was picked up at 16:36:34 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 261.42 km (162 miles). Exact location, longitude 70.7096° East, latitude 36.7057° North, depth = 261.42 km. 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: us200050v4. Unique identifier: us200050v4.
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishqoshim, Farkhār, Ashkāsham. Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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