A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 23:21:45 / January 14, 2016 @ 11:21 pm. The temblor was picked up at 03:51:45 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004eqf. Id of event: us10004eqf. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.6403 East, latitude 36.4249 North, depth = 211.04 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 211.04 km (131 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Fayzabad, Farkhār (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.
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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. 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: 45 km NNW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.
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