A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Nahrin in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 69.7393 East, latitude 36.0615 North, depth = 135.9 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 135.9 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/19 / 2019-10-20 08:44:56 / October 20, 2019 @ 8:44 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us600064c9. Ids that are associated to the event: us600064c9. The temblor was reported at 13:14:56 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khanabad, Bāzārak, Taloqan (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 54 km E of Nahrin, Afghanistan.
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