A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 18:43:47 / February 20, 2016 @ 6:43 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rf1. Id of event: us10004rf1. The temblor was picked up at 23:13:47 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 70.3233 East, latitude 36.5163 North, depth = 195.89 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 195.89 km (122 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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