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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Maidan Shahr in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 34.4585S, 68.9651WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Maidan Shahr in Afghanistan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 08:26:07 / May 18, 2020 @ 8:26 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 68.9651 East, latitude 34.4585 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us70009k2j. Event ids that are associated: us70009k2j. The temblor was reported at 12:56:07 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Event epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Kabul (c. 3 043 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Charikar (c. 53 700 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Paghmān (c. 49 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barakī Barak (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Jabal os Saraj (c. 15 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Pul-e ‘Alam (c. 13 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jabal os Saraj, Tagāb, Sidqābād.

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 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km NE of Maidan Shahr, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.9651° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4585° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NE of Maidan Shahr, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-18 08:26:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-18 21:21:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 285 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 0.104 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us70009k2j Id of event.
Event Code 70009k2j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009k2j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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