A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan kilometers (0 miles) from Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/07/17 / 2017-07-19 13:59:38 / July 19, 2017 @ 1:59 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.8778 East, latitude 36.3004 North, depth = 108.95 km. Event id: us20009y1x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009y1x. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:59:38 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 108.95 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pārūn, Farkhār, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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