A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. The epicenter was at a depth of 212.66 km (132 miles). Exact location, longitude 70.2886° East, latitude 36.5196° North, depth = 212.66 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 13:12:47 / November 22, 2016 @ 1:12 pm. 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: us10007bem. Unique identifier: us10007bem. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:42:47 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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