A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60005247. Id of event: us60005247. Exact location of earthquake, 70.045° East, 36.5458° North, depth 222.1 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:15:26 / 5:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/08/19 / 2019-08-08 00:45:26 / August 8, 2019 @ 12:45 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 222.1 km (138 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Panj, Yangī Qal‘ah, Kunduz. Epicenter of the earthquake was 108 km (67 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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