A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Jalalabad in Afghanistan on Tuesday. 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 63.16 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/12/18 / 2018-12-04 15:28:46 / December 4, 2018 @ 3:28 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 70.4632 East, latitude 34.3972 North, depth = 63.16 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:58:46 / 7:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i1yc. Id of event: us1000i1yc.
Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 3 km (2 miles) from Jalālābād (c. 200 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Asadābād (c. 48 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mehtar Lām (c. 17 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Markaz-e Woluswalī-ye Āchīn (c. 15 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from (c. 12 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Bāsawul (c. 6 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tagāb, Asadābād, (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km SSE of Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
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