A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 11:12:53 / April 4, 2016 @ 11:12 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.98 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 70.3366 East, latitude 36.6419 North, depth = 79.98 km. The temblor was reported at 15:42:53 / 3:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005efu. Unique identifier: us20005efu.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ārt Khwājah, Taloqan, Rustāq.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 43 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan.
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