A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Exact location of event, longitude 70.8634 East, latitude 36.5206 North, depth = 200.08 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008igs. Id of event: us10008igs. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 200.08 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:34:37 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 23:04:37 / April 17, 2017 @ 11:04 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Farkhār, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim. Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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