A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/09/18 / 2018-09-11 16:34:47 / September 11, 2018 @ 4:34 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 71.0369° East, latitude 36.5206° North, depth = 163.17 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 163.17 km (101 miles). Unique identifier: us2000hcsx. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hcsx. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:04:47 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 42 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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