A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 19:56:47 / August 31, 2018 @ 7:56 pm. The temblor was reported at 00:26:47 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 115.33 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 115.33 km, 70.7802° East, 36.4312° North. Event id: us2000h67e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h67e. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 44 km N of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.
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