A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hug. Unique identifier: us20008hug. Exact location of earthquake, 70.526° East, 36.5919° North, depth 207.64 km. The temblor was detected at 03:51:13 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 23:21:13 / February 5, 2017 @ 11:21 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 207.64 km (129 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashkāsham, Taloqan, Rustāq.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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