A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/19 / 2019-08-16 02:09:20 / August 16, 2019 @ 2:09 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 210.32 km (131 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:39:20 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600055rs. Id of event: us600055rs. Exact location of earthquake, 70.7156° East, 36.4576° North, depth 210.32 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishqoshim, Farkhār, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 46 km SSW of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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