A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan kilometers (0 miles) from Hindu Kush region, 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: us2000a7j4. Id of event: us2000a7j4. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.2096 East, latitude 36.7289 North, depth = 181.19 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 181.19 km (113 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:53:09 / 5:53 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 05:53:09 / August 12, 2017 @ 5:53 am.
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Fayzabad, Jurm. Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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