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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Farkhar in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4772S, 70.2973WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 70.2973° East, 36.4772° North, depth 201.68 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 201.68 km (125 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004f2p. Unique identifier: us10004f2p. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 17:11:51 / January 16, 2016 @ 5:11 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:41:51 / 9:41 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Fayzabad, Taloqan (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 40 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.2973° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4772° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 201.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-16 17:11:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-16 18:48:45 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 0.684 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us10004f2p Id of event.
Event Code 10004f2p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f2p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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