A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Bazarak in Afghanistan. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:51:27 / 7:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104.81 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 15:21:27 / October 12, 2019 @ 3:21 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 70.0143 East, latitude 35.6919 North, depth = 104.81 km. Event id: us70005vkt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005vkt.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nahrīn, Pārūn, Bāzārak (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 61 km NE of Bazarak, Afghanistan.
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