A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Maidan Shahr in Afghanistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.4 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 26/05/17 / 2017-05-26 16:11:59 / May 26, 2017 @ 4:11 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 68.8901 East, latitude 34.189 North, depth = 10.4 km. Id of earthquake: us10008vid. Event ids that are associated: us10008vid. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:41:59 / 8:41 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ghazni (c. 141 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Gardēz (c. 103 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Pul-e ‘Alam (c. 13 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ghazni, Gardēz, .
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 23 km S of Maidan Shahr, Afghanistan.
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