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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Farkhar in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.5257S, 70.3173WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.3173 East, latitude 36.5257 North, depth = 201.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:56:26 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 201.27 km (125 miles). Event id: us200040cc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200040cc. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/10/15 / 2015-10-28 23:26:26 / October 28, 2015 @ 11:26 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three 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. 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: 41 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.3173° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5257° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 201.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km 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 2015-10-28 23:26:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-29 00:43:42 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 284 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 0.633 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us200040cc Id of event.
Event Code 200040cc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200040cc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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