A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Qalat in Afghanistan. Exact location, longitude 66.8822° East, latitude 31.9136° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us70006ut9. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006ut9. The temblor was picked up at 03:04:22 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/20 / 2020-01-04 22:34:22 / January 4, 2020 @ 10:34 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (13 miles) from Qalāt (c. 12 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Qalāt (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 21 km S of Qalat, Afghanistan.
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