A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan kilometers (0 miles) from Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:22:48 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008s7s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008s7s. Global time and date of event 13/05/17 / 2017-05-13 19:22:48 / May 13, 2017 @ 7:22 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 71.2884 East, latitude 36.9922 North, depth = 107.13 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 107.13 km (67 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Fayzabad, Khorugh (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan.
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