A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Exact location, longitude 71.1676° East, latitude 36.9133° North, depth = 98.22 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008ygd. Unique identifier: us70008ygd. 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 98.22 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 17:13:57 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/20 / 2020-04-17 12:43:57 / April 17, 2020 @ 12:43 pm.
Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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