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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Farkhar in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5185S, 70.2205WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 216.83 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 70.2205° East, latitude 36.5185° North, depth = 216.83 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:50:22 / 11:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d9aj. Id of event: us2000d9aj. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 19:20:22 / February 28, 2018 @ 7:20 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ārt Khwājah, Rustāq, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.2205° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5185° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 216.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km E 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 2018-02-28 19:20:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-01 23:39:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 272 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 0.669 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us2000d9aj Id of event.
Event Code 2000d9aj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d9aj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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