A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Maidan Shahr in Afghanistan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 08:26:07 / May 18, 2020 @ 8:26 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 68.9651 East, latitude 34.4585 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us70009k2j. Event ids that are associated: us70009k2j. The temblor was reported at 12:56:07 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Event epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charikar (c. 53 700 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Jabal os Saraj (c. 15 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Pul-e ‘Alam (c. 13 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jabal os Saraj, Tagāb, Sidqābād.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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