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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Qarchi Gak in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 37.0626S, 67.0463WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Qarchi Gak in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us70006fgk. Event ids that are associated: us70006fgk. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/12/19 / 2019-12-03 06:06:06 / December 3, 2019 @ 6:06 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 32.61 km, 67.0463° East, 37.0626° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.61 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 10:36:06 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shahritus, Qarqīn, Khulm. Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Mazār-e Sharīf (c. 303 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Tirmiz (c. 140 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Balkh (c. 114 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Khulm (c. 64 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Qarqīn (c. 15 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Shahritus (c. 13 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Qarchī Gak (c. 8 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 23 km E of Qarchi Gak, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 67.0463° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.0626° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km E of Qarchi Gak, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-03 06:06:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-03 06:53:41 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 2.7 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 340 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 0.992 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us70006fgk Id of event.
Event Code 70006fgk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006fgk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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