A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Event id: us1000jdqc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jdqc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 137.38 km (85 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:46:24 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 11/03/19 / 2019-03-11 18:16:24 / March 11, 2019 @ 6:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 69.8685° East, latitude 36.2883° North, depth = 137.38 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ārt Khwājah, Rustāq, Khanabad. Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km S of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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