A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Event id: us20008tik. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tik. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:42:00 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.9 km (51 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 70.9995 East, latitude 37.1578 North, depth = 81.9 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 20:12:00 / March 13, 2017 @ 8:12 pm.
Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham, Khorugh.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 35 km NNE of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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