A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 00:33:08 / February 8, 2016 @ 12:33 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004ymm. Event ids that are associated: us20004ymm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.2594 East, latitude 36.526 North, depth = 197.26 km. The temblor was reported at 05:03:08 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 197.26 km (123 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ārt Khwājah, Rustāq, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 36 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan.
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