A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121.21 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000cqdx. Event ids that are associated: us2000cqdx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/18 / 2018-01-27 17:19:15 / January 27, 2018 @ 5:19 pm. The temblor was reported at 21:49:15 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 121.21 km, 70.2156° East, 36.1825° North.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taloqan, Farkhār (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 52 km WNW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.
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