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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Markaz-e Wuluswali-ye Yosuf Khel in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 33.0176S, 68.5692WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Markaz-e Wuluswali-ye Yosuf Khel in Afghanistan on Monday. The temblor was detected at 23:49:42 / 11:49 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 event in UTC/GMT: 28/05/18 / 2018-05-28 19:19:42 / May 28, 2018 @ 7:19 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 68.5692 East, latitude 33.0176 North, depth = 42.26 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.26 km (26 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000edil. Id of event: us1000edil.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gardēz, Ghazni, (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Ghazni (c. 141 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Gardēz (c. 103 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Zarghūn Shahr (c. 13 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from (c. 7 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Sharan (c. 2 200 pop).

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

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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 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: 10 km WSW of Markaz-e Wuluswali-ye Yosuf Khel, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.5692° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.0176° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km WSW of Markaz-e Wuluswali-ye Yosuf Khel, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-28 19:19:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-30 23:21:08 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 326 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 1.569 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us1000edil Id of event.
Event Code 1000edil An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000edil, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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