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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Nahrin in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.0615S, 69.7393WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Nahrin in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 69.7393 East, latitude 36.0615 North, depth = 135.9 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 135.9 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/19 / 2019-10-20 08:44:56 / October 20, 2019 @ 8:44 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us600064c9. Ids that are associated to the event: us600064c9. The temblor was reported at 13:14:56 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khanabad, Bāzārak, Taloqan (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 54 km E of Nahrin, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.7393° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0615° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 135.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km E 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 2019-10-20 08:44:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-15 11:50:10 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 246 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 1.62 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us600064c9 Id of event.
Event Code 600064c9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600064c9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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