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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Fayzabad in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 37.5102S, 70.5172WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Fayzabad in Afghanistan on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 07:45:24 / April 29, 2017 @ 7:45 am. The temblor was picked up at 12:15:24 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008lyl. Unique identifier: us10008lyl. Exact location of event, depth 10.77 km, 70.5172° East, 37.5102° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.77 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vose’ (c. 21 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Chubek (c. 19 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khorugh, Vose’, Yangī Qal‘ah (min 5000 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 44 km N of Fayzabad, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.5172° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5102° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km N of Fayzabad, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-29 07:45:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-29 07:59:47 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 298 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 0.386 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us10008lyl Id of event.
Event Code 10008lyl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008lyl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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