A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 11:01:38 / January 31, 2018 @ 11:01 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000crps. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000crps. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.273 East, latitude 36.4981 North, depth = 212.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:31:38 / 3:31 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 212.38 km (132 miles).
The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Fayzabad, Taloqan (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 38 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan.
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