A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Aibak in Afghanistan on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 08:37:32 / March 31, 2017 @ 8:37 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008dgq. Event ids that are associated: us10008dgq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.07 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:07:32 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 68.2851° East, latitude 36.591° North, depth = 53.07 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Khulm (c. 64 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Aībak (c. 47 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Qarāwul, Pul-e Khumrī (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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