A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 190.61 km (118 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 18:24:50 / April 18, 2017 @ 6:24 pm. The temblor was detected at 22:54:50 / 10:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 71.2289° East, latitude 36.7674° North, depth = 190.61 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008n3b. Id of event: us10008n3b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Fayzabad, Jurm (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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