A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ckg6. Unique identifier: us2000ckg6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103.62 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/18 / 2018-01-17 19:52:52 / January 17, 2018 @ 7:52 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:22:52 / 12:22 am (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, 71.0458° East, 36.2648° North, depth 103.62 km.
The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 69 km (43 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Jurm, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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