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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Baraki Barak in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 33.7119S, 68.7772WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Baraki Barak in Afghanistan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:11:06 / 3:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 68.7772 East, latitude 33.7119 North, depth = 25.24 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 10:41:06 / January 27, 2016 @ 10:41 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.24 km (16 miles). Id of earthquake: us20004v0x. Event ids that are associated: us20004v0x.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maydanshakhr, , Sharan (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ghazni (c. 141 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Gardēz (c. 103 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Pul-e ‘Alam (c. 13 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from (c. 7 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sharan (c. 2 200 pop).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km SSW of Baraki Barak, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.7772° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.7119° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SSW of Baraki Barak, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-27 10:41:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 07:59:57 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 298 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 0.855 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us20004v0x Id of event.
Event Code 20004v0x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004v0x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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