A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 126.89 km (79 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:02:46 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 13:32:46 / February 21, 2017 @ 1:32 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008l3y. Unique identifier: us20008l3y. Exact location of event, longitude 70.961 East, latitude 36.4329 North, depth = 126.89 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
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 twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 47 km NNE of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.
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