A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 14:30:43 / April 8, 2016 @ 2:30 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 19:00:43 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 71.0735 East, latitude 36.8983 North, depth = 76.19 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005gd4. Unique identifier: us20005gd4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.19 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad. Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km E of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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