A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 12:16:42 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 216.35 km (134 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/19 / 2019-04-07 07:46:42 / April 7, 2019 @ 7:46 am. Unique identifier: us2000kbqj. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000kbqj. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.2216 East, latitude 36.5158 North, depth = 216.35 km.
The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ārt Khwājah, Rustāq, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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