A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Friday. Event id: us20008m0y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008m0y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:20:59 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 134.94 km (84 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 69.9979° East, 36.2549° North, depth 134.94 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 12:50:59 / February 24, 2017 @ 12:50 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khanabad, Nahrīn, Taloqan (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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