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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Jalalabad in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 34.2602S, 70.5436WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Jalalabad in Afghanistan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:04:08 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 16:34:08 / November 4, 2017 @ 4:34 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 73.72 km (46 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000bigs. Event ids that are associated: us2000bigs. Exact location of event, longitude 70.5436 East, latitude 34.2602 North, depth = 73.72 km.

The epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Jalālābād (c. 200 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Shabqadar (c. 66 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Asadābād (c. 48 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hangu (c. 36 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mehtar Lām (c. 17 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Markaz-e Woluswalī-ye Āchīn (c. 15 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from (c. 12 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Doāba, Hangu, Shabqadar. Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Pakistan (c. 184 405 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 20 km SSE of Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.5436° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2602° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SSE of Jalalabad, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-04 16:34:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-04 16:52:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 327 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 1.271 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us2000bigs Id of event.
Event Code 2000bigs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bigs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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