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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Farkhar in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.7584S, 69.8539WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. 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: us20004uwb. Unique identifier: us20004uwb. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 308.62 km (192 miles). Exact location, longitude 69.8539° East, latitude 36.7584° North, depth = 308.62 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:49:08 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 23:19:08 / January 26, 2016 @ 11:19 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nahrīn, Chubek, (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Farkhor (c. 21 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km N of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.8539° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7584° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 308.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km N 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 2016-01-26 23:19:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-26 23:38:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 416 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 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us20004uwb Id of event.
Event Code 20004uwb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004uwb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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