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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 23 km NW of Hukumati Azrow, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 34.3176S, 69.4521WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Hukumati Azrow in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 9.74 km, 69.4521° East, 34.3176° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 16:19:30 / May 17, 2017 @ 4:19 pm. Unique identifier: us10008t1f. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008t1f. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.74 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:49:30 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Jalālābād (c. 200 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Gardēz (c. 103 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Charikar (c. 53 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mehtar Lām (c. 17 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jalālābād, Jabal os Saraj, Gardēz (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 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 two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 23 km NW of Hukumati Azrow, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.4521° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.3176° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NW 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 2017-05-17 16:19:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-17 17:16:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 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 330 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 0.404 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us10008t1f Id of event.
Event Code 10008t1f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008t1f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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