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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Farkhar in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4859S, 70.3026WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 197.54 km (123 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 197.54 km, 70.3026° East, 36.4859° North. Event id: us10003me9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003me9. The temblor was picked up at 10:39:36 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 06:09:36 / October 9, 2015 @ 6:09 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ārt Khwājah, Rustāq, Fayzabad. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 40 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.3026° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4859° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 197.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-09 06:09:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-09 06:29:24 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 354 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 0.675 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us10003me9 Id of event.
Event Code 10003me9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003me9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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