A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:58:26 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 03:28:26 / April 20, 2016 @ 3:28 am. Exact location, longitude 70.1338° East, latitude 36.4966° North, depth = 218.79 km. Id of earthquake: us20005k14. Event ids that are associated: us20005k14. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 218.79 km (136 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khanabad, Ārt Khwājah, Fayzabad.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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