A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 16:45:33 / September 23, 2017 @ 4:45 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000atmg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atmg. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:15:33 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 71.1291° East, 36.4703° North, depth 91.01 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 91.01 km (57 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Jurm. Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six 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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