A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 211 km (131 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.1171 East, latitude 36.68 North, depth = 211 km. The temblor was reported at 20:12:33 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 15:42:33 / March 30, 2020 @ 3:42 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70008in9. Event ids that are associated: us70008in9.
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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