A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Sunday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:32:59 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 70.8467 East, latitude 36.5377 North, depth = 188.64 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 188.64 km (117 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 00:02:59 / April 16, 2017 @ 12:02 am. Id of earthquake: us10008i0b. Event ids that are associated: us10008i0b.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 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 seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 36 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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