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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 61 km NE of Bazarak, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 35.6919S, 70.0143WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Bazarak in Afghanistan. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:51:27 / 7:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104.81 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 15:21:27 / October 12, 2019 @ 3:21 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 70.0143 East, latitude 35.6919 North, depth = 104.81 km. Event id: us70005vkt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005vkt.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nahrīn, Pārūn, Bāzārak (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).

Every 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 61 km NE of Bazarak, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.0143° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6919° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km NE of Bazarak, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-12 15:21:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-25 18:42:28 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 271 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 1.397 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us70005vkt Id of event.
Event Code 70005vkt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005vkt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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