A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 216.83 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 70.2205° East, latitude 36.5185° North, depth = 216.83 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:50:22 / 11:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d9aj. Id of event: us2000d9aj. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 19:20:22 / February 28, 2018 @ 7:20 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ārt Khwājah, Rustāq, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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