A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 204.32 km (127 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:36:08 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/10/17 / 2017-10-16 17:06:08 / October 16, 2017 @ 5:06 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000asuk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000asuk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 70.7083° East, 36.4842° North, depth 204.32 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham, Farkhār (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 43 km SSW of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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