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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 27 km SSE of Farkhar, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.3412S, 69.9785WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Event id: us1000ddey. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ddey. The temblor was detected at 06:06:14 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 01:36:14 / April 3, 2018 @ 1:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.02 km (82 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 69.9785 East, latitude 36.3412 North, depth = 132.02 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jurm, Ārt Khwājah, Rustāq (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 27 km SSE of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.9785° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3412° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SSE 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 2018-04-03 01:36:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-03 01:49:45 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 354 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 0.918 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us1000ddey Id of event.
Event Code 1000ddey An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ddey, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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