A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 04:53:59 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008hr6. Event ids that are associated: us10008hr6. Exact location of event, longitude 70.5914 East, latitude 36.4799 North, depth = 206.71 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 00:23:59 / April 15, 2017 @ 12:23 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 206.71 km (128 miles).
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashkāsham, Fayzabad, Farkhār (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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