A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 70.8157 East, latitude 36.4678 North, depth = 142.52 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 142.52 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006lwg. Unique identifier: us60006lwg. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/12/19 / 2019-12-04 08:46:16 / December 4, 2019 @ 8:46 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:16:16 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad. Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 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 four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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