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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 42 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5144S, 70.3242WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.3242 East, latitude 36.5144 North, depth = 202.07 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 202.07 km (126 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003zxs. Id of event: us20003zxs. The temblor was detected at 22:25:48 / 10:25 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 27/10/15 / 2015-10-27 17:55:48 / October 27, 2015 @ 5:55 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 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 three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.3242° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5144° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 202.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km E 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 2015-10-27 17:55:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-27 21:48:51 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 298 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 0.642 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us20003zxs Id of event.
Event Code 20003zxs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003zxs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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