A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Shibirghān in Afghanistan on Friday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:56:38 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 02:56:38 / December 18, 2020 @ 2:56 am. Id of earthquake: us6000d1wm. Event ids that are associated: us6000d1wm. Exact location, longitude 66.1078° East, latitude 36.8611° North, depth = 18.32 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 18.32 km (11 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Mazār-e Sharīf (c. 303 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Balkh (c. 114 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Shibirghān (c. 55 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Sar-e Pul (c. 52 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Andkhōy (c. 29 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Qarqīn (c. 15 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazār-e Sharīf, Andkhōy, Sar-e Pul (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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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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: 38 km NE of Shibirghān, Afghanistan.
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