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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Yangi Qal`ah in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 37.4338S, 69.674WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (mg/mb) was reported Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Yangi Qal`ah in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 10:40:58 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 9.83 km (6 miles). Global time of event 12/05/15 / 2015-05-12 06:10:58 / May 12, 2015 @ 6:10 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 69.674 East, latitude 37.4338 North, depth 9.83 km, unique identifier, us20002ej6.

Close countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Qŭrghonteppa (c. 65 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khanabad, Farkhār, Abdurahmoni Jomí.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.674° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4338° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km ESE of Yangi Qal`ah, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-05-12 06:10:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-05-12 06:54:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.782 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20002ej6 Id of event.
Event Code 20002ej6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002ej6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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