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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Khandud in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 37.1717S, 72.313WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Khandud in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 228.75 km (142 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 03:01:17 / November 14, 2017 @ 3:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 228.75 km, 72.313° East, 37.1717° North. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:01:17 / 8:01 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000bn2x. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bn2x.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khorugh. Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

Every 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 five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 24 km N of Khandud, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 72.313° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1717° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 228.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km N of Khandud, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-14 03:01:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-14 03:57:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 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 1.388 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us2000bn2x Id of event.
Event Code 2000bn2x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bn2x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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