A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 02:59:28 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008dri. Id of event: us10008dri. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 22:29:28 / March 31, 2017 @ 10:29 pm. Exact location, longitude 70.0559° East, latitude 36.5656° North, depth = 229.25 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 229.25 km (142 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khanabad, Ārt Khwājah, Fayzabad.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 17 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan.
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