A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Event id: us20004wv9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wv9. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 00:29:25 / January 30, 2016 @ 12:29 am. Exact location, longitude 70.1989° East, latitude 36.4794° North, depth = 203.21 km. The temblor was detected at 04:59:25 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). 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 203.21 km (126 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Fayzabad, Jurm (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 32 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan.
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