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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.4012S, 70.6402WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.6402 East, latitude 36.4012 North, depth = 207.56 km. Event id: us20005b53. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005b53. The epicenter was at a depth of 207.56 km (129 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:49:01 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/16 / 2016-03-20 00:19:01 / March 20, 2016 @ 12:19 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close 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 Ashkāsham, Fayzabad, Farkhār. Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 43 km NNW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.6402° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4012° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 207.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km NNW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-20 00:19:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 05:14:19 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 259 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 0.724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 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 us20005b53 Id of event.
Event Code 20005b53 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005b53, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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