A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tagab in Afghanistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.9 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 69.7106 East, latitude 34.7972 North, depth = 54.9 km. Event id: us20009p03. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009p03. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:43:18 / 1:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 09:13:18 / June 22, 2017 @ 9:13 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maydanshakhr, Jalālābād, Paghmān. Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Jalālābād (c. 200 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Charikar (c. 53 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mehtar Lām (c. 17 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Jabal os Saraj (c. 15 000 pop).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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