A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20007enr. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007enr. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/16 / 2016-10-17 00:37:14 / October 17, 2016 @ 12:37 am. The temblor was picked up at 05:07:14 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 246.32 km, 70.8437° East, 36.6053° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 246.32 km (153 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 28 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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