A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan kilometers (0 miles) from Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005fas. Unique identifier: us70005fas. The temblor was picked up at 09:22:32 / 9:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 70.6855° East, latitude 36.6584° North, depth = 258.79 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 258.79 km (161 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 12/09/19 / 2019-09-12 09:22:32 / September 12, 2019 @ 9:22 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
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 six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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