A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Unique identifier: us20009q0e. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009q0e. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 189.46 km (118 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:20:42 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 70.9402° East, latitude 36.5489° North, depth = 189.46 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/06/17 / 2017-06-28 03:50:42 / June 28, 2017 @ 3:50 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim. Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 36 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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