A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/07/18 / 2018-07-28 08:56:32 / July 28, 2018 @ 8:56 am. Exact location, longitude 71.0916° East, latitude 36.7023° North, depth = 239.48 km. Id of earthquake: us2000gg1j. Event ids that are associated: us2000gg1j. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 239.48 km (149 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:26:32 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 29 km SE of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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