A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Pul-e Khumri in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 68.9113 East, latitude 36.0093 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:48:03 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006mdc. Id of event: us60006mdc. 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: 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 12:18:03 / December 5, 2019 @ 12:18 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Aībak (c. 47 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taloqan, Bāzārak, Aībak (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 19 km ENE of Pul-e Khumri, Afghanistan.
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