A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 197.54 km (123 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 197.54 km, 70.3026° East, 36.4859° North. Event id: us10003me9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003me9. The temblor was picked up at 10:39:36 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 06:09:36 / October 9, 2015 @ 6:09 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ārt Khwājah, Rustāq, Fayzabad. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 40 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan.
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