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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Nahrin in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.1911S, 69.4645WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Nahrin in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/07/18 / 2018-07-21 05:18:18 / July 21, 2018 @ 5:18 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 119.75 km (74 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:48:18 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000gafx. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gafx. Exact location of event, depth 119.75 km, 69.4645° East, 36.1911° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ārt Khwājah, Bāzārak, Kunduz. Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 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: 32 km ENE of Nahrin, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.4645° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 119.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km ENE of Nahrin, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-21 05:18:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-21 05:40:16 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 2.2 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 355 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 1.291 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us2000gafx Id of event.
Event Code 2000gafx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gafx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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