A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Exact location of event, longitude 70.3441 East, latitude 36.5179 North, depth = 218.85 km. Id of earthquake: us10005fyq. Event ids that are associated: us10005fyq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:19:34 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/05/16 / 2016-05-09 00:49:34 / May 9, 2016 @ 12:49 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 218.85 km (136 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby 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).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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