A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.7039 East, latitude 36.5126 North, depth = 192.02 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 19:43:08 / May 7, 2020 @ 7:43 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:13:08 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). 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 192.02 km (119 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009bwr. Unique identifier: us70009bwr.
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham, Farkhār (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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