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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Pul-e Khumri in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.0093S, 68.9113WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Pul-e Khumri in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 68.9113 East, latitude 36.0093 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:48:03 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006mdc. Id of event: us60006mdc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 12:18:03 / December 5, 2019 @ 12:18 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Aībak (c. 47 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taloqan, Bāzārak, Aībak (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 19 km ENE of Pul-e Khumri, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.9113° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0093° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km ENE of Pul-e Khumri, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-05 12:18:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-07 06:38:27 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 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 1.469 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us60006mdc Id of event.
Event Code 60006mdc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006mdc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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