A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:49:53 / 6:49 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005g9q. Id of event: us20005g9q. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 02:19:53 / April 8, 2016 @ 2:19 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.42 km (66 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 70.7118° East, 36.227° North, depth 105.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pārūn, Ashkāsham, Farkhār. Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 22 km NNW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.
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