A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 18:22:52 / March 29, 2018 @ 6:22 pm. Event id: us1000daxc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000daxc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 195.7 km (122 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:52:52 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 70.9196 East, latitude 36.5467 North, depth = 195.7 km.
Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 36 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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