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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Bāzārak in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 35.5492S, 69.1359WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Bāzārak in Afghanistan. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b3b5. Unique identifier: us6000b3b5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:39:17 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/07/20 / 2020-07-24 10:39:17 / July 24, 2020 @ 10:39 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 69.1359 East, latitude 35.5492 North, depth = 107.82 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 107.82 km (67 miles).

Close 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 Tagāb, , Baghlān. The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Charikar (c. 53 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Jabal os Saraj (c. 15 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 43 km NW of Bāzārak, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.1359° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5492° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43 km NW of Bāzārak, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-24 10:39:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-24 12:30:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 271 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 1.008 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us6000b3b5 Id of event.
Event Code 6000b3b5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b3b5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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