A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan. Id of earthquake: us20005ix2. Event ids that are associated: us20005ix2. Exact location, longitude 70.7759° East, latitude 36.0491° North, depth = 95.13 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:40:47 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 95.13 km (59 miles). Global time and date of event 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 02:10:47 / April 16, 2016 @ 2:10 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashkāsham, Jurm, Pārūn (min 5000 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 two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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