A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Global time and date of event 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 14:16:56 / February 7, 2016 @ 2:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:46:56 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 70.3108° East, latitude 36.5279° North, depth = 205.91 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 205.91 km (128 miles). Unique identifier: us20004yjp. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004yjp.
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ārt Khwājah, Rustāq, Taloqan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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