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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Pul-e `Alam in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 34.0848S, 69.1716WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pul-e `Alam in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.23 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:58:59 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 69.1716 East, latitude 34.0848 North, depth = 7.23 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000apnt. Id of event: us1000apnt. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/17 / 2017-10-03 16:28:59 / October 3, 2017 @ 4:28 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ghazni, , Paghmān (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ghazni (c. 141 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Gardēz (c. 103 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Pul-e ‘Alam (c. 13 200 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km NE of Pul-e `Alam, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.1716° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.0848° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NE of Pul-e `Alam, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-03 16:28:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-19 17:09:37 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 3.1 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 0.467 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us1000apnt Id of event.
Event Code 1000apnt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000apnt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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