A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Event id: us20009nvt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009nvt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/06/17 / 2017-06-21 15:00:19 / June 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.86 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 89.86 km, 71.1153° East, 36.5481° North. The temblor was picked up at 19:30:19 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Jurm (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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