A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007txp. Unique identifier: us10007txp. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 13:37:37 / January 18, 2017 @ 1:37 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 70.06 East, latitude 36.5035 North, depth = 227.49 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 227.49 km (141 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:07:37 / 6:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khanabad, Ārt Khwājah, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 19 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan.
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