A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 16:47:21 / October 26, 2015 @ 4:47 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 199.68 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10003rjg. Event ids that are associated: us10003rjg. Exact location, longitude 70.3288° East, latitude 36.526° North, depth = 199.68 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:17:21 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 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 seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 42 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan.
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