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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Farkhar in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4658S, 70.1684WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/07/19 / 2019-07-19 15:41:41 / July 19, 2019 @ 3:41 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 230.69 km (143 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 70.1684 East, latitude 36.4658 North, depth = 230.69 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70004nya. Unique identifier: us70004nya. The temblor was picked up at 20:11:41 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ārt Khwājah, Fayzabad, Rustāq (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km ESE of Farkhar, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.1684° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4658° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 230.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km 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 2019-07-19 15:41:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-19 18:35:29 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 1.598 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us70004nya Id of event.
Event Code 70004nya An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004nya, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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