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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.2883S, 70.2457WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan kilometers (0 miles) from Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan. The temblor was picked up at 18:27:47 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 70.2457° East, 36.2883° North, depth 110.19 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 110.19 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 18:27:47 / April 20, 2017 @ 6:27 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10008jch. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jch. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jurm, Taloqan, Farkhār (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.2457° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2883° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 110.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-20 18:27:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-20 18:40:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.876 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us10008jch Id of event.
Event Code 10008jch An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008jch, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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