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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.3004S, 70.8778WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan kilometers (0 miles) from Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/07/17 / 2017-07-19 13:59:38 / July 19, 2017 @ 1:59 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.8778 East, latitude 36.3004 North, depth = 108.95 km. Event id: us20009y1x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009y1x. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:59:38 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 108.95 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pārūn, Farkhār, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.8778° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3004° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108.95 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 13:59:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-19 14:17:59 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 369 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 0.858 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009y1x Id of event.
Event Code 20009y1x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009y1x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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