A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000fz01. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000fz01. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 69.8238° East, latitude 36.5021° North, depth = 25.25 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/07/18 / 2018-07-07 10:08:44 / July 7, 2018 @ 10:08 am. The temblor was reported at 14:38:44 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Dasht-e Archī, Kunduz (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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