A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us20006v9d. Event ids that are associated: us20006v9d. The temblor was detected at 13:18:32 / 1:18 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 202.33 km (126 miles). Global time and date of event 30/08/16 / 2016-08-30 08:48:32 / August 30, 2016 @ 8:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 70.6053 East, latitude 36.4544 North, depth = 202.33 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close 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, Ashkāsham, Fayzabad.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km SSW of Jarm, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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