A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 222.66 km (138 miles). Exact location, longitude 70.3366° East, latitude 36.5393° North, depth = 222.66 km. Global time and date of event 12/04/17 / 2017-04-12 00:43:31 / April 12, 2017 @ 12:43 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008gu8. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008gu8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:13:31 / 5:13 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 43 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan.
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