A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Khandūd in Afghanistan. The temblor was picked up at 12:57:18 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.91 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000crjm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crjm. Exact location of earthquake, 73.0583° East, 36.9414° North, depth 57.91 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 12:57:18 / December 16, 2020 @ 12:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 65 km E of Khandūd, Afghanistan.
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