A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, 70.3328° East, 36.5596° North, depth 198.18 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 09:49:38 / October 26, 2015 @ 9:49 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:19:38 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 198.18 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10003rfk. Event ids that are associated: us10003rfk.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ārt Khwājah, Rustāq, Taloqan. Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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