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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Farkhar in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5105S, 70.1695WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 216.92 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 10/08/17 / 2017-08-10 22:58:44 / August 10, 2017 @ 10:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 70.1695° East, 36.5105° North, depth 216.92 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:28:44 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000a755. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a755.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (39 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ārt Khwājah, Fayzabad, Rustāq (min 5000 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.1695° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5105° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 216.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km ESE of Farkhar, 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 22:58:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-10 23:28:21 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 246 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 0.695 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us2000a755 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a755 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a755, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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