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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Taloqan in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.69S, 69.5903WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Taloqan in Afghanistan. Exact location, longitude 69.5903° East, latitude 36.69° North, depth = 275.76 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cixs. Id of event: us2000cixs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/17 / 2017-12-29 00:06:02 / December 29, 2017 @ 12:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 275.76 km (171 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:36:02 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Farkhor (c. 21 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Farkhor, Yangī Qal‘ah, Nahrīn (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 7 km SE of Taloqan, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.5903° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.69° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 275.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SE of Taloqan, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-29 00:06:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-13 04:35:46 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 259 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 0.901 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us2000cixs Id of event.
Event Code 2000cixs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cixs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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