A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 09:58:28 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 223.34 km (139 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us100095pu. Ids that are associated to the event: us100095pu. Exact location of event, depth 223.34 km, 70.865° East, 36.6049° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 05:28:28 / July 1, 2017 @ 5:28 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad (min 5000 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 eight, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 28 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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