A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Baraki Barak in Afghanistan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:11:06 / 3:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 68.7772 East, latitude 33.7119 North, depth = 25.24 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 10:41:06 / January 27, 2016 @ 10:41 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.24 km (16 miles). Id of earthquake: us20004v0x. Event ids that are associated: us20004v0x.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maydanshakhr, , Sharan (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ghazni (c. 141 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Gardēz (c. 103 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Pul-e ‘Alam (c. 13 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from (c. 7 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sharan (c. 2 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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