A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 70.9419° East, latitude 36.6696° North, depth = 206.43 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 206.43 km (128 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/11/19 / 2019-11-17 02:36:18 / November 17, 2019 @ 2:36 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:06:18 / 7:06 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006911. Unique identifier: us70006911.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Fayzabad, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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: 23 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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