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Light earthquake 4 mag, 19 km WSW of Hukumati Dahanah-ye Ghori, Afghanistan



Earthquake location 35.8427S, 68.2822WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Hukumati Dahanah-ye Ghori in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us10004a6f. Event ids that are associated: us10004a6f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:14:41 / 5:14 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/15 / 2015-12-29 00:44:41 / December 29, 2015 @ 12:44 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.34 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 68.2822° East, 35.8427° North, depth 47.34 km.

Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Aībak (c. 47 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nahrīn, Aībak, Baghlān (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 WSW of Hukumati Dahanah-ye Ghori, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.2822° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8427° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km WSW of Hukumati Dahanah-ye Ghori, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-29 00:44:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-12 05:50:37 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 246 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 1.44 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us10004a6f Id of event.
Event Code 10004a6f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004a6f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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