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

Earthquake location 37.2596S, 71.9881WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Khandūd in Afghanistan on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 07:06:49 / October 19, 2020 @ 7:06 am. The temblor was reported at 07:06:49 / 7:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 71.9881° East, latitude 37.2596° North, depth = 145.41 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 145.41 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c9ce. Unique identifier: us6000c9ce. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khorugh (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 45 km NW of Khandūd, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.9881° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2596° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 145.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 km NW of Khandūd, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-19 07:06:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-19 08:16:34 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 2.224 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us6000c9ce Id of event.
Event Code 6000c9ce An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c9ce, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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