A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.53 km (67 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 70.8238° East, 36.2527° North, depth 107.53 km. Id of earthquake: us10008tzf. Event ids that are associated: us10008tzf. The temblor was picked up at 10:03:35 / 10:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/05/17 / 2017-05-21 05:33:35 / May 21, 2017 @ 5:33 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham, Jurm (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 25 km N of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.
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