A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/15 / 2015-12-14 15:56:47 / December 14, 2015 @ 3:56 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004h25. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004h25. The temblor was reported at 20:26:47 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 126.73 km (79 miles). Exact location of event, depth 126.73 km, 70.823° East, 36.3076° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 93 km (57 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 84 km (53 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Farkhār, Ishqoshim.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km N of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.
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