A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Khulm in Afghanistan on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hsj6. Id of event: us1000hsj6. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:18:51 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 13.61 km (8 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 67.4497° East, 36.46° North, depth 13.61 km. Global time and date of event 16/11/18 / 2018-11-16 04:48:51 / November 16, 2018 @ 4:48 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (25 miles) from Mazār-e Sharīf (c. 303 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Tirmiz (c. 140 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Balkh (c. 114 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Khulm (c. 64 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Aībak (c. 47 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Qarchī Gak (c. 8 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Qarchī Gak, Tirmiz, Balkh. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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