A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 165.25 km (103 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007wbi. Event ids that are associated: us10007wbi. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 23:28:27 / January 30, 2017 @ 11:28 pm. Exact location, longitude 71.3426° East, latitude 36.7554° North, depth = 165.25 km. The temblor was detected at 03:58:27 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khandūd, Khorugh, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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