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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.389S, 71.0109WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 89.06 km (55 miles). Exact location, longitude 71.0109° East, latitude 36.389° North, depth = 89.06 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:36:17 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20003nx7. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003nx7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/09/15 / 2015-09-25 05:06:17 / September 25, 2015 @ 5:06 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 45 km NNE of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.0109° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.389° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km NNE of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-25 05:06:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-21 06:42:19 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 312 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 0.813 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us20003nx7 Id of event.
Event Code 20003nx7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003nx7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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