A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. 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: us20004uwb. Unique identifier: us20004uwb. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 308.62 km (192 miles). Exact location, longitude 69.8539° East, latitude 36.7584° North, depth = 308.62 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:49:08 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 23:19:08 / January 26, 2016 @ 11:19 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nahrīn, Chubek, (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Farkhor (c. 21 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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