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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Farkhār in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4905S, 70.2904WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Farkhār in Afghanistan. Id of earthquake: us6000c35p. Event ids that are associated: us6000c35p. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/20 / 2020-09-24 00:03:09 / September 24, 2020 @ 12:03 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 210.84 km (131 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:03:09 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.2904 East, latitude 36.4905 North, depth = 210.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Fayzabad, Taloqan.

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km ESE of Farkhār, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.2904° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4905° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 210.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39 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 2020-09-24 00:03:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-04 03:16:54 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 2.195 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us6000c35p Id of event.
Event Code 6000c35p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c35p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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