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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Farkhar in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5179S, 70.3441WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Exact location of event, longitude 70.3441 East, latitude 36.5179 North, depth = 218.85 km. Id of earthquake: us10005fyq. Event ids that are associated: us10005fyq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:19:34 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/05/16 / 2016-05-09 00:49:34 / May 9, 2016 @ 12:49 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 218.85 km (136 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.3441° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5179° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 218.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 2016-05-09 00:49:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-21 22:29:16 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 246 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 0.634 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 93 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 us10005fyq Id of event.
Event Code 10005fyq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005fyq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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