A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/04/18 / 2018-04-24 15:52:05 / April 24, 2018 @ 3:52 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 20:22:05 / 8:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 262.2 km (163 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.6814 East, latitude 36.7277 North, depth = 262.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000drbv. Id of event: us1000drbv.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taloqan, Rustāq, Ishqoshim. The epicenter was 102 km (64 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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