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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan



Earthquake location 34.2928S, 70.2233WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan kilometers (0 miles) from Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.07 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20009xua. Event ids that are associated: us20009xua. The temblor was picked up at 09:11:12 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 70.2233° East, 34.2928° North, depth 41.07 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/07/17 / 2017-07-19 09:11:12 / July 19, 2017 @ 9:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Jalālābād (c. 200 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mehtar Lām (c. 17 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Markaz-e Woluswalī-ye Āchīn (c. 15 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from (c. 12 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bāsawul (c. 6 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tagāb (c. 6 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tagāb, Bāsawul, (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.2233° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2928° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-19 09:11:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-19 10:12:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 271 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 1.006 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 us20009xua Id of event.
Event Code 20009xua An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009xua, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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