A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 231.86 km (144 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:01:53 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jgup. Id of event: us1000jgup. Global time and date of event 15/03/19 / 2019-03-15 22:31:53 / March 15, 2019 @ 10:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.9243 East, latitude 36.6865 North, depth = 231.86 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Fayzabad, Ashkāsham. Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (35 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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