A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 195.61 km (122 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:46:33 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 70.2829° East, latitude 36.5355° North, depth = 195.61 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/10/15 / 2015-10-28 14:16:33 / October 28, 2015 @ 2:16 pm. Event id: us2000405i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000405i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ārt Khwājah, Rustāq, Taloqan. Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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