A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Markaz-e Wuluswali-ye Yosuf Khel in Afghanistan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/05/18 / 2018-05-08 18:17:56 / May 8, 2018 @ 6:17 pm. The temblor was reported at 22:47:56 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 45.1 km, 68.6221° East, 32.9943° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000e0u7. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e0u7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.1 km (28 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gardēz, Ghazni, Zarghūn Shahr. The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Ghazni (c. 141 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Gardēz (c. 103 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Zarghūn Shahr (c. 13 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from (c. 7 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Sharan (c. 2 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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