A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. The temblor was picked up at 11:23:56 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 244.84 km (152 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 71.1632 East, latitude 36.5364 North, depth = 244.84 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 06:53:56 / April 14, 2017 @ 6:53 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008hh7. Unique identifier: us10008hh7.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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