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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.0586S, 70.3605WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.3605 East, latitude 36.0586 North, depth = 110.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 15:54:32 / February 16, 2017 @ 3:54 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20008k9l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008k9l. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 110.37 km (69 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:24:32 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pārūn, Farkhār (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one 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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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: 37 km W of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.3605° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0586° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 110.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km W of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-16 15:54:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-16 17:50:29 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 284 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 2.34 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us20008k9l Id of event.
Event Code 20008k9l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008k9l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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