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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.4249S, 70.6403WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 23:21:45 / January 14, 2016 @ 11:21 pm. The temblor was picked up at 03:51:45 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004eqf. Id of event: us10004eqf. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.6403 East, latitude 36.4249 North, depth = 211.04 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 211.04 km (131 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Fayzabad, Farkhār (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 45 km NNW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.6403° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4249° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 211.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km NNW 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 2016-01-14 23:21:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-14 23:42:09 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 1.372 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 us10004eqf Id of event.
Event Code 10004eqf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004eqf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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