A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000jcds. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jcds. The temblor was detected at 16:34:34 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 70.6954° East, 36.4944° North, depth 211.13 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/19 / 2019-02-02 12:04:34 / February 2, 2019 @ 12:04 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 211.13 km (131 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taloqan, Rustāq, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Event epicenter was 107 km (67 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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