A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.0259 East, latitude 36.6117 North, depth = 211.61 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008v7q. Unique identifier: us20008v7q. The temblor was picked up at 12:01:22 / 12:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 211.61 km (131 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 07:31:22 / March 28, 2017 @ 7:31 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 33 km (20 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 Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 32 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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