A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:18:41 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000chs0. Unique identifier: us1000chs0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 263.48 km (164 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 70.4201 East, latitude 36.6781 North, depth = 263.48 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 21:48:41 / February 6, 2018 @ 9:48 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taloqan, Rustāq, Farkhār (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 42 km WSW of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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