A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 17:32:34 / February 17, 2021 @ 5:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.7041 East, latitude 36.6853 North, depth = 243.2 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000difj. Id of event: us6000difj. The epicenter was at a depth of 243.2 km (151 miles). 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 17:32:34 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Ishqoshim, Farkhār (min 5000 pop). Close 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 three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 23 km SSW of Jurm, Afghanistan.
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