A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/17 / 2017-02-14 01:51:40 / February 14, 2017 @ 1:51 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.9444 East, latitude 36.5034 North, depth = 153.78 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:21:40 / 6:21 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008jlj. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008jlj. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 153.78 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 97 km (61 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).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 41 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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