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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Farkhar in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.5035S, 70.06WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007txp. Unique identifier: us10007txp. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 13:37:37 / January 18, 2017 @ 1:37 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 70.06 East, latitude 36.5035 North, depth = 227.49 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 227.49 km (141 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:07:37 / 6:07 pm (local time epicenter). 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). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khanabad, Ārt Khwājah, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 19 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.06° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5035° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 227.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km ESE 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 2017-01-18 13:37:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-08 06:20:02 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 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 0.746 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us10007txp Id of event.
Event Code 10007txp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007txp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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