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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Aibak in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.591S, 68.2851WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Aibak in Afghanistan on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 08:37:32 / March 31, 2017 @ 8:37 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008dgq. Event ids that are associated: us10008dgq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.07 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:07:32 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 68.2851° East, latitude 36.591° North, depth = 53.07 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Khulm (c. 64 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Aībak (c. 47 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Qarāwul, Pul-e Khumrī (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 43 km NNE of Aibak, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.2851° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.591° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km NNE of Aibak, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-31 08:37:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-31 09:31:48 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 0.977 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us10008dgq Id of event.
Event Code 10008dgq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008dgq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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