A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 86.97 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 14:37:27 / May 23, 2017 @ 2:37 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:07:27 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008ueg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ueg. Exact location of event, longitude 70.1206 East, latitude 35.6956 North, depth = 86.97 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pārūn, Bāzārak (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 69 km WSW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.
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