A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Pul-e `Alam in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 10:01:59 / December 8, 2016 @ 10:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 69.2702° East, 34.1806° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007z4h. Id of event: us20007z4h. The temblor was detected at 14:31:59 / 2:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Gardēz (c. 103 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Charikar (c. 53 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Pul-e ‘Alam (c. 13 200 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from (c. 12 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sidqābād, Charikar, Tagāb (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 30 km NE of Pul-e `Alam, Afghanistan.
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