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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 30 km SSW of Farkhar, Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.3283S, 69.6916WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/04/18 / 2018-04-05 20:59:12 / April 5, 2018 @ 8:59 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:29:12 / 1:29 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dv7f. Id of event: us2000dv7f. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 134.91 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 69.6916° East, 36.3283° North, depth 134.91 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baghlān, Rustāq, Kunduz. Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 30 km SSW of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.6916° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3283° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 134.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km SSW 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 2018-04-05 20:59:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-05 22:19:43 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 284 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 1.066 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us2000dv7f Id of event.
Event Code 2000dv7f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dv7f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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