Update 11:40 UTC: We are not sure at this point whether a combination of a landslide and an earthquake occurred or just a rain induced landslide. Either way, 4 people have died and our condolences go to their families.
Update 08:48 UTC:
4 people have died in an Afghanistan earthquake from landslides. Scattered reports of 100 damaged houses in a couple of villages in the Rostaq district of Takhar province, Afghanistan has emerged.
This is likely a very low magnitude, shallow earthquake as it has not been reported on many seismometers.
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 3.0-3.9 (estimated)
Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2014-04-12 2:30
GMT/UTC Time : 2014-04-11 22:00
Depth (Hypocenter) : Likely very shallow (ca. 5km)
At the current reported depth, we do not think that this earthquake will be damaging.
This earthquake has been felt in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, etc.
All the reporting and to be trusted seismological agencies are reporting depths of +150 km.
The risk on landslides will however be present in this high mountain area.
Closest city to the epicenter : Fayzabad, Afghanistan.