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Minor earthquake 3.7 mag, 16 km N of Pul-e `Alam, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 34.1467S, 69.0511WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pul-e `Alam in Afghanistan. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:10:17 / 5:10 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008utd. Unique identifier: us10008utd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.08 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 12:40:17 / May 24, 2017 @ 12:40 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 69.0511° East, 34.1467° North, depth 11.08 km.

The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Gardēz (c. 103 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Pul-e ‘Alam (c. 13 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from (c. 12 500 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gardēz, (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 16 km N of Pul-e `Alam, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.0511° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.1467° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km N 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 2017-05-24 12:40:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-24 23:02:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 211 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 0.393 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 231 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 us10008utd Id of event.
Event Code 10008utd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008utd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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