A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:48:11 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/04/19 / 2019-04-21 14:18:11 / April 21, 2019 @ 2:18 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 205.89 km (128 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 70.8931 East, latitude 36.6021 North, depth = 205.89 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700039zl. Id of event: us700039zl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop).
Each 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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