A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 194.83 km, 70.8153° East, 36.5822° North. The temblor was picked up at 01:03:49 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008it3. Event ids that are associated: us10008it3. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 20:33:49 / April 18, 2017 @ 8:33 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 194.83 km (121 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham. Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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