A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.96 km (48 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/06/17 / 2017-06-12 13:54:25 / June 12, 2017 @ 1:54 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009lyd. Id of event: us20009lyd. The temblor was picked up at 18:24:25 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.1755 East, latitude 36.3511 North, depth = 77.96 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jurm, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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