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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 9 km SSE of Nahrin, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 35.9805S, 69.1573WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Nahrin in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/07/16 / 2016-07-27 12:37:15 / July 27, 2016 @ 12:37 pm. Event id: us20006i2p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006i2p. The epicenter was at a depth of 109.2 km (68 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 17:07:15 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 69.1573 East, latitude 35.9805 North, depth = 109.2 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jabal os Saraj, Farkhār, Taloqan (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km SSE of Nahrin, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.1573° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9805° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSE of Nahrin, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-27 12:37:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-27 13:02:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 312 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 1.439 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us20006i2p Id of event.
Event Code 20006i2p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006i2p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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