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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Khanabad in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.3764S, 69.2041WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Khanabad in Afghanistan on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/19 / 2019-03-14 01:56:24 / March 14, 2019 @ 1:56 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:26:24 / 6:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 48.99 km, 69.2041° East, 36.3764° North. Id of earthquake: us1000jf8q. Event ids that are associated: us1000jf8q. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.99 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Panj, , Dasht-e Archī (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 34 km SSE of Khanabad, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.2041° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3764° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SSE of Khanabad, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-14 01:56:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-14 02:47:35 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 312 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 1.466 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 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 us1000jf8q Id of event.
Event Code 1000jf8q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jf8q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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