A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004qqp. Unique identifier: us10004qqp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 06:06:07 / February 18, 2016 @ 6:06 am. Exact location, longitude 70.3239° East, latitude 36.5037° North, depth = 214.86 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 214.86 km (134 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:36:07 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad. Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 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 three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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