A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Taloqan in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, 69.5215° East, 36.6847° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007ph1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ph1. Global time and date of event 03/01/17 / 2017-01-03 15:54:31 / January 3, 2017 @ 3:54 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 20:24:31 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhor, Qarāwul, Yangī Qal‘ah (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SSW of Taloqan, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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