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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Nahrin in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 35.9738S, 69.3187WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Nahrin in Afghanistan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:32:15 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 69.3187° East, latitude 35.9738° North, depth = 41.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100042nd. Event ids that are associated: us100042nd. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.35 km (26 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/12/15 / 2015-12-02 10:02:15 / December 2, 2015 @ 10:02 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jabal os Saraj, Kunduz, Taloqan. Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 19 km ESE of Nahrin, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.3187° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9738° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km ESE of Nahrin, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-02 10:02:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-02 10:32:38 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 1.447 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us100042nd Id of event.
Event Code 100042nd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100042nd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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