A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Khandūd in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 13:56:31 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 13:56:31 / December 16, 2020 @ 1:56 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs7g. Id of event: us7000cs7g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 73.284° East, latitude 36.8775° North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 86 km E of Khandūd, Afghanistan.
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