A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 23:34:28 / February 16, 2020 @ 11:34 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 70.1489° East, latitude 36.2175° North, depth = 128.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.78 km (80 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:04:28 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70007rjb. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007rjb.
The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taloqan, Farkhār.
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 six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km SSE of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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