A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 14:59:59 / January 26, 2016 @ 2:59 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 147.36 km, 70.5416° East, 36.3634° North. Unique identifier: us20004upx. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004upx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 147.36 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:29:59 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Fayzabad, Farkhār.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 42 km NNW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.
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