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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Pul-e `Alam in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 34.123S, 69.1568WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Pul-e `Alam in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.19 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008t44. Id of event: us10008t44. Exact location of earthquake, 69.1568° East, 34.123° North, depth 15.19 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 15:05:26 / May 17, 2017 @ 3:05 pm. The temblor was picked up at 19:35:26 / 7:35 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ghazni, Tagāb, (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ghazni (c. 141 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Gardēz (c. 103 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Pul-e ‘Alam (c. 13 200 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km NE of Pul-e `Alam, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.1568° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.123° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NE of Pul-e `Alam, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-17 15:05:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-17 21:19:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 285 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 0.427 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 226 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 us10008t44 Id of event.
Event Code 10008t44 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008t44, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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