A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.84 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 15:31:16 / 3:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 70.7109° East, 36.2732° North, depth 114.84 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20006u82. Unique identifier: us20006u82. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/08/16 / 2016-08-22 11:01:16 / August 22, 2016 @ 11:01 am.
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishqoshim, Fayzabad, Ashkāsham. Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 27 km NNW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.
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