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Minor earthquake: M3.5 quake has struck near Maidan Shahr in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 34.3627S, 68.9399WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maidan Shahr in Afghanistan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003zsx. Unique identifier: us10003zsx. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.24 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/11/15 / 2015-11-20 09:26:08 / November 20, 2015 @ 9:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 68.9399 East, latitude 34.3627 North, depth = 12.24 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:56:08 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Charikar (c. 53 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Pul-e ‘Alam (c. 13 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from (c. 12 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sidqābād, Charikar, .

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 7 km ESE of Maidan Shahr, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.9399° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.3627° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ESE of Maidan Shahr, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-20 09:26:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-22 22:26:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 192 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 0.197 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 239 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 us10003zsx Id of event.
Event Code 10003zsx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003zsx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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