A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 22:03:59 / January 28, 2017 @ 10:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vz1. Id of event: us10007vz1. Exact location of event, depth 142.71 km, 70.5434° East, 36.4089° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 142.71 km (89 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:33:59 / 2:33 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Farkhār, Jurm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km NNW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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