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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Farkhar in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5393S, 70.3366WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 222.66 km (138 miles). Exact location, longitude 70.3366° East, latitude 36.5393° North, depth = 222.66 km. Global time and date of event 12/04/17 / 2017-04-12 00:43:31 / April 12, 2017 @ 12:43 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008gu8. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008gu8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:13:31 / 5:13 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad.

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

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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 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: 43 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.3366° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5393° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 222.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 2017-04-12 00:43:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-12 01:35:45 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 0.615 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 69 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 us10008gu8 Id of event.
Event Code 10008gu8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008gu8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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