A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 99.07 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20005g97. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005g97. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:54:11 / 4:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 71.0145° East, 36.4496° North, depth 99.07 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 00:24:11 / April 8, 2016 @ 12:24 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy 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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