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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Farkhar in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.1676S, 69.8316WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.05 km (70 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:31:21 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000859g. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000859g. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 69.8316 East, latitude 36.1676 North, depth = 112.05 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 15:01:21 / February 27, 2020 @ 3:01 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khanabad, Taloqan, Nahrīn. Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-seven 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.

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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: 45 km S of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.8316° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1676° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km S 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 2020-02-27 15:01:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-27 21:40:06 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 1.746 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us6000859g Id of event.
Event Code 6000859g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000859g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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