5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan

43km S of Jarm, Afghanistan

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:42:08 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 09:12:08 / February 21, 2016 @ 9:12 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004rhs. Unique identifier: us10004rhs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 176.74 km (110 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 70.86 East, latitude 36.4751 North, depth = 176.74 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Farkhār, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 90 km (56 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).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/02/21/moderate-earthquake-5-5-mag-has-occurred-near-jarm-in-afghanistan/

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