A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 198.98 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 198.98 km, 70.3657° East, 36.5322° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 11:16:16 / October 26, 2015 @ 11:16 am. Event id: us10003rh7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003rh7. The temblor was detected at 15:46:16 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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