A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Global time and date of event 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 15:27:07 / May 22, 2016 @ 3:27 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 70.7315° East, latitude 36.5416° North, depth = 194.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10005j8g. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005j8g. The epicenter was at a depth of 194.11 km (121 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:57:07 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishqoshim, Farkhār, Ashkāsham. Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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