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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 35.9606S, 70.985WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004a1f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004a1f. Global time and date of event 28/12/15 / 2015-12-28 04:53:54 / December 28, 2015 @ 4:53 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:23:54 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 100.6 km, 70.985° East, 35.9606° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 100.6 km (63 miles).

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 Pārūn. The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 20 km ESE of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.985° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9606° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 100.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km ESE 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 2015-12-28 04:53:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-11 01:54:00 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 259 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 1.208 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 107 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 us10004a1f Id of event.
Event Code 10004a1f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004a1f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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