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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Farkhar in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.4912S, 70.313WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 203.28 km (126 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 70.313° East, 36.4912° North, depth 203.28 km. 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: us20004umk. Id of event: us20004umk. The temblor was detected at 13:15:10 / 1:15 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 08:45:10 / January 26, 2016 @ 8:45 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad. Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).

Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.313° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4912° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 203.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km 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 2016-01-26 08:45:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-06 13:12:46 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 271 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 0.667 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us20004umk Id of event.
Event Code 20004umk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004umk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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