A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 70.371° East, latitude 36.5308° North, depth = 209.47 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:08:20 / 11:08 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009h33. Unique identifier: us70009h33. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 209.47 km (130 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 18:38:20 / May 15, 2020 @ 6:38 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad. The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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