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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Farkhar in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.4392S, 70.4434WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.4434 East, latitude 36.4392 North, depth = 151.19 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 151.19 km (94 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 18:26:05 / March 29, 2017 @ 6:26 pm. The temblor was reported at 22:56:05 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008elv. Unique identifier: us10008elv.

Epicenter of the event was 88 km (54 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taloqan, Fayzabad, Jurm (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 54 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.4434° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4392° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 151.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km 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 2017-03-29 18:26:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-18 22:58:18 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 0.693 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us10008elv Id of event.
Event Code 10008elv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008elv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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