A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, 70.4387° East, 36.5385° North, depth 190.01 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:54:00 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 15:24:00 / February 19, 2018 @ 3:24 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 190.01 km (118 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000d4rh. Event ids that are associated: us2000d4rh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad.
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 three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km SW of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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