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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 35.6956S, 70.1206WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 86.97 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 14:37:27 / May 23, 2017 @ 2:37 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:07:27 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008ueg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ueg. Exact location of event, longitude 70.1206 East, latitude 35.6956 North, depth = 86.97 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pārūn, Bāzārak (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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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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 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: 69 km WSW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.1206° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6956° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km WSW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-23 14:37:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-23 16:02:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 284 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 1.451 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us10008ueg Id of event.
Event Code 10008ueg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ueg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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