A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Farkhār in Afghanistan on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 03:34:27 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 200.29 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 03:34:27 / August 23, 2020 @ 3:34 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bjai. Id of event: us6000bjai. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 200.29 km, 70.3939° East, 36.4926° North.
Nearby 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. Event epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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