A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Pul-e `Alam in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.19 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008t44. Id of event: us10008t44. Exact location of earthquake, 69.1568° East, 34.123° North, depth 15.19 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 15:05:26 / May 17, 2017 @ 3:05 pm. The temblor was picked up at 19:35:26 / 7:35 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 Ghazni, Tagāb, (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ghazni (c. 141 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Gardēz (c. 103 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Pul-e ‘Alam (c. 13 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km NE of Pul-e `Alam, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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