A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maidan Shahr in Afghanistan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003zsx. Unique identifier: us10003zsx. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.24 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/11/15 / 2015-11-20 09:26:08 / November 20, 2015 @ 9:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 68.9399 East, latitude 34.3627 North, depth = 12.24 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:56:08 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Charikar (c. 53 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Pul-e ‘Alam (c. 13 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from (c. 12 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sidqābād, Charikar, .
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 7 km ESE of Maidan Shahr, Afghanistan.
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