A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Exact location, longitude 70.7325° East, latitude 36.5535° North, depth = 155.13 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 155.13 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:45:57 / 3:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 11:15:57 / May 16, 2020 @ 11:15 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us70009i16. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009i16.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). 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 Ishqoshim, Farkhār, Ashkāsham.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 35 km SSW of Jarm, Afghanistan.
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