A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Farkhār in Afghanistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 199.41 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 19:30:26 / February 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 70.4477° East, latitude 36.4495° North, depth = 199.41 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:30:26 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000de96. Id of event: us6000de96.
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (54 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taloqan, Fayzabad, Jurm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km ESE of Farkhār, Afghanistan.
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