A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 70.2973° East, 36.4772° North, depth 201.68 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 201.68 km (125 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: us10004f2p. Unique identifier: us10004f2p. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 17:11:51 / January 16, 2016 @ 5:11 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:41:51 / 9:41 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Fayzabad, Taloqan (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 40 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan.
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