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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.4219S, 70.7043WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 204.38 km (127 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.7043 East, latitude 36.4219 North, depth = 204.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/06/17 / 2017-06-25 23:30:39 / June 25, 2017 @ 11:30 pm. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:00:39 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20009pnr. Event ids that are associated: us20009pnr.

Epicenter of the event was 110 km (68 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Taloqan, Ishqoshim. 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 two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 44 km N of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.7043° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4219° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 204.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km N 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 2017-06-25 23:30:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-25 23:54:13 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 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 449 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 0.709 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us20009pnr Id of event.
Event Code 20009pnr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009pnr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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