A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 210.8 km (131 miles). Global time and date of event 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 20:21:42 / September 4, 2017 @ 8:21 pm UTC/GMT. 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: us2000afmi. Id of event: us2000afmi. The temblor was reported at 00:51:42 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 71.0863° East, latitude 36.5411° North, depth = 210.8 km.
Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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