A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan kilometers (0 miles) from Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 202.22 km (126 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/10/19 / 2019-10-09 10:44:35 / October 9, 2019 @ 10:44 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:44:35 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 70.6407° East, latitude 36.502° North, depth = 202.22 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005sii. Unique identifier: us70005sii.
Event epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taloqan, Rustāq, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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