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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Rustaq in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 37.1152S, 70.1112WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Rustaq in Afghanistan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us20009pmf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009pmf. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:54:25 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/06/17 / 2017-06-25 14:24:25 / June 25, 2017 @ 2:24 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.1112 East, latitude 37.1152 North, depth = 10 km.

Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Farkhor (c. 21 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vose’ (c. 21 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kŭlob, Panj, Vose’. Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

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

Questions or comments?

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: 24 km E of Rustaq, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.1112° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1152° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km E of Rustaq, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-25 14:24:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-25 15:18:11 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 298 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 0.371 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us20009pmf Id of event.
Event Code 20009pmf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009pmf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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