A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. The epicenter was at a depth of 181.87 km (113 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.8263 East, latitude 36.5698 North, depth = 181.87 km. The temblor was reported at 08:59:41 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 04:29:41 / January 22, 2017 @ 4:29 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007upi. Id of event: us10007upi.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad. Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight 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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