A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Exact location of event, longitude 70.3172 East, latitude 36.5008 North, depth = 203.87 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 203.87 km (127 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004g34. Unique identifier: us20004g34. Global time and date of event 10/12/15 / 2015-12-10 08:43:27 / December 10, 2015 @ 8:43 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 13:13:27 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad. The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 41 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan.
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