A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, 71.1513° East, 36.491° North, depth 107.92 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.92 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000dwbi. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dwbi. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:31:18 / 10:31 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 06:01:18 / April 8, 2018 @ 6:01 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 50 km (31 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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