A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005hnn. Id of event: us20005hnn. The epicenter was at a depth of 134.63 km (84 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 70.912 East, latitude 36.4103 North, depth = 134.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:53:26 / 5:53 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/04/16 / 2016-04-13 01:23:26 / April 13, 2016 @ 1:23 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 51 km (32 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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