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Major earthquake, 7.5 mag has occurred near `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.4406S, 70.7167WA major earthquake magnitude 7.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan. Event id: us10003re5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003re5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 09:09:32 / October 26, 2015 @ 9:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 212.52 km, 70.7167° East, 36.4406° North. The temblor was detected at 13:39:32 / 1:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 212.52 km (132 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Yangī Qal‘ah, Nahrīn (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 146 km (90 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 148 km (92 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 131 km (82 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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 N of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.7167° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4406° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 212.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km N 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 2015-10-26 09:09:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-26 09:49:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 264 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.13 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level pending 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 1045 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 0.692 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 21 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003re5 Id of event.
Event Code 10003re5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003re5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. hecate20

    I am at work in Gurgaon. We felt tremors. We ran out of our office building. We are fine right now and no serious damage seems to have occurred, but since our buildings (homes, marketplaces, offices) aren’t earthquake-resistant by any yardstick, it feels unsafe all the time.

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