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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Farkhar in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.526S, 70.2594WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 00:33:08 / February 8, 2016 @ 12:33 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004ymm. Event ids that are associated: us20004ymm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.2594 East, latitude 36.526 North, depth = 197.26 km. The temblor was reported at 05:03:08 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 197.26 km (123 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ārt Khwājah, Rustāq, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 36 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.2594° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.526° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 197.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km E 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 2016-02-08 00:33:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-08 00:54:55 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 326 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 0.65 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us20004ymm Id of event.
Event Code 20004ymm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004ymm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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