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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Farkhār in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.2927S, 70.5342WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Farkhār in Afghanistan on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/10/20 / 2020-10-02 17:52:58 / October 2, 2020 @ 5:52 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 150.71 km (94 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:52:58 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.5342 East, latitude 36.2927 North, depth = 150.71 km. Event id: us6000c4y4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c4y4. 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). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jurm, Farkhār.

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

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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: 68 km ESE of Farkhār, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.5342° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2927° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 150.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68 km ESE of Farkhār, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-02 17:52:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-02 19:07:13 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 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 2.13 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us6000c4y4 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c4y4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c4y4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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