A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20009j95. Event ids that are associated: us20009j95. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.67 km (55 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:48:33 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/05/17 / 2017-05-29 15:18:33 / May 29, 2017 @ 3:18 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.2065 East, latitude 37.1091 North, depth = 88.67 km.
Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham, Fayzabad. Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 42 km NE of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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