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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 34 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.5205S, 70.2356WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Event id: us10006jxc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jxc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:37:10 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 204.17 km (127 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 09:07:10 / September 3, 2016 @ 9:07 am. Exact location of event, depth 204.17 km, 70.2356° East, 36.5205° North.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Fayzabad, Taloqan.

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 34 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.2356° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5205° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 204.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km 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 2016-09-03 09:07:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-30 12:15:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1.521 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us10006jxc Id of event.
Event Code 10006jxc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jxc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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