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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.3954S, 71.0934WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan in Afghanistan on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 00:45:01 / March 7, 2020 @ 12:45 am. Exact location of event, longitude 71.0934 East, latitude 36.3954 North, depth = 120.47 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:15:01 / 5:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us60008bg2. Unique identifier: us60008bg2. The epicenter was at a depth of 120.47 km (75 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Jurm (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km NE of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.0934° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3954° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km NE of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-07 00:45:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-07 00:59:26 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 312 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 2.302 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us60008bg2 Id of event.
Event Code 60008bg2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008bg2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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