A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.3605 East, latitude 36.0586 North, depth = 110.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 15:54:32 / February 16, 2017 @ 3:54 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20008k9l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008k9l. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 110.37 km (69 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:24:32 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pārūn, Farkhār (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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