A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 117.71 km (73 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008utp. Id of event: us20008utp. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.2713 East, latitude 36.6336 North, depth = 117.71 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:41:18 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 14:11:18 / March 26, 2017 @ 2:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim. Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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