A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Yangī Qal‘ah in Afghanistan on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/21 / 2021-03-13 12:30:24 / March 13, 2021 @ 12:30 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:30:24 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dj2t. Unique identifier: us7000dj2t. Exact location of earthquake, 69.6021° East, 37.433° North, depth 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Qŭrghonteppa (c. 65 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jilikŭl, Khanabad, Fayzabad. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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