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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Farkhar in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4969S, 70.2348WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 202.07 km (126 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:55:41 / 10:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/05/18 / 2018-05-29 18:25:41 / May 29, 2018 @ 6:25 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000ee60. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ee60. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.2348 East, latitude 36.4969 North, depth = 202.07 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Fayzabad, Taloqan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety-eight 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.

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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. 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: 34 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.2348° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4969° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 202.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km ESE 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 2018-05-29 18:25:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-30 17:32:50 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 0.684 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us1000ee60 Id of event.
Event Code 1000ee60 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ee60, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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