A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Fayzabad in Afghanistan on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 07:45:24 / April 29, 2017 @ 7:45 am. The temblor was picked up at 12:15:24 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us10008lyl. Unique identifier: us10008lyl. Exact location of event, depth 10.77 km, 70.5172° East, 37.5102° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.77 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vose’ (c. 21 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Chubek (c. 19 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khorugh, Vose’, Yangī Qal‘ah (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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