A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Sunday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:09:35 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 208.39 km (129 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/18 / 2018-12-09 15:39:35 / December 9, 2018 @ 3:39 pm. Event id: us1000i5c8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i5c8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.8676 East, latitude 36.5934 North, depth = 208.39 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (39 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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