A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 15:08:25 / September 20, 2017 @ 3:08 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 194.01 km (121 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 194.01 km, 70.9351° East, 36.6331° North. Unique identifier: us2000arw1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000arw1. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:38:25 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham.
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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