A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/18 / 2018-08-23 22:12:20 / August 23, 2018 @ 10:12 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ggbu. Id of event: us1000ggbu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 218.7 km (136 miles). The temblor was detected at 02:42:20 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 70.1532 East, latitude 36.5203 North, depth = 218.7 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ārt Khwājah, Fayzabad, Rustāq (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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