A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pul-e `Alam in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.23 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:58:59 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 69.1716 East, latitude 34.0848 North, depth = 7.23 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000apnt. Id of event: us1000apnt. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/17 / 2017-10-03 16:28:59 / October 3, 2017 @ 4:28 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ghazni, , Paghmān (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ghazni (c. 141 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Gardēz (c. 103 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Pul-e ‘Alam (c. 13 200 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 16 km NE of Pul-e `Alam, Afghanistan.
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