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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Bazarak in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 35.4683S, 69.2985WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Bazarak in Afghanistan. Exact location of event, longitude 69.2985 East, latitude 35.4683 North, depth = 104.81 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/08/17 / 2017-08-10 05:29:46 / August 10, 2017 @ 5:29 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 104.81 km (65 miles). Event id: us2000a6sn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a6sn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:59:46 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baghlān, , Tagāb. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Charikar (c. 53 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Jabal os Saraj (c. 15 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km NW of Bazarak, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.2985° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4683° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NW of Bazarak, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-10 05:29:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-10 06:00:05 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 0.948 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us2000a6sn Id of event.
Event Code 2000a6sn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a6sn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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