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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Hukumati Azrow in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 34.0334S, 69.825WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Hukumati Azrow in Afghanistan on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008lye. Id of event: us10008lye. Exact location, longitude 69.825° East, latitude 34.0334° North, depth = 10 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:46:57 / 10:46 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 06:16:57 / April 29, 2017 @ 6:16 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Markaz-e Woluswalī-ye Āchīn, Kabul, Barakī Barak (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Jalālābād (c. 200 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Gardēz (c. 103 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Khōst (c. 96 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mehtar Lām (c. 17 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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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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 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: 22 km SE of Hukumati Azrow, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.825° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.0334° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SE of Hukumati Azrow, 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 06:16:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-29 06:39:54 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 0.821 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 267 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 us10008lye Id of event.
Event Code 10008lye An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008lye, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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