A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 203.28 km (126 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 70.313° East, 36.4912° North, depth 203.28 km. 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: us20004umk. Id of event: us20004umk. The temblor was detected at 13:15:10 / 1:15 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 08:45:10 / January 26, 2016 @ 8:45 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad. Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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