A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/12/17 / 2017-12-17 23:11:40 / December 17, 2017 @ 11:11 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:41:40 / 3:41 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 227.31 km (141 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000c5h9. Unique identifier: us2000c5h9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.1935 East, latitude 36.5848 North, depth = 227.31 km.
Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Close 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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