A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Event id: us70008pga. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008pga. Exact location of event, depth 243.17 km, 70.9922° East, 36.6703° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:51:05 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/04/20 / 2020-04-05 20:21:05 / April 5, 2020 @ 8:21 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 243.17 km (151 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 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 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 in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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