A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009zp4. Id of event: us20009zp4. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.9103 East, latitude 36.738 North, depth = 267.15 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/07/17 / 2017-07-22 08:44:25 / July 22, 2017 @ 8:44 am. The temblor was detected at 13:14:25 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 267.15 km (166 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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