A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 00:37:49 / March 2, 2017 @ 12:37 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:07:49 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 70.9461° East, latitude 36.6037° North, depth = 193.05 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 193.05 km (120 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000886b. Id of event: us1000886b.
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 30 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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