A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Taloqan in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/21 / 2021-03-06 13:01:03 / March 6, 2021 @ 1:01 pm. Exact location, longitude 69.4849° East, latitude 36.6762° North, depth = 42.65 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dghu. Id of event: us7000dghu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.65 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:01:03 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Baghlān, Farkhor, Yangī Qal‘ah. Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 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 fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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