A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.3242 East, latitude 36.5144 North, depth = 202.07 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 202.07 km (126 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003zxs. Id of event: us20003zxs. The temblor was detected at 22:25:48 / 10:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/10/15 / 2015-10-27 17:55:48 / October 27, 2015 @ 5:55 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 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 three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan.
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