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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Kabul in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 34.6121S, 69.3535WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Kabul in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 06:10:18 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 01:40:18 / May 20, 2016 @ 1:40 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 69.3535° East, latitude 34.6121° North, depth = 32.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005ip5. Unique identifier: us10005ip5. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.27 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barakī Barak, Bāzārak, Mehtar Lām (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Charikar (c. 53 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mehtar Lām (c. 17 300 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km ENE of Kabul, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.3535° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6121° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km ENE of Kabul, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-20 01:40:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-11 22:47:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 247 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 0.265 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us10005ip5 Id of event.
Event Code 10005ip5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005ip5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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