A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Hukumati Dahanah-ye Ghori in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us10004a6f. Event ids that are associated: us10004a6f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:14:41 / 5:14 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/15 / 2015-12-29 00:44:41 / December 29, 2015 @ 12:44 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.34 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 68.2822° East, 35.8427° North, depth 47.34 km.
Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Aībak (c. 47 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nahrīn, Aībak, Baghlān (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 19 km WSW of Hukumati Dahanah-ye Ghori, Afghanistan.
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