A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:32:56 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 192.82 km (120 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100078bp. Id of event: us100078bp. Exact location of event, longitude 70.8222 East, latitude 36.4999 North, depth = 192.82 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 16:02:56 / November 15, 2016 @ 4:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop).
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 fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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