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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 46 km NNW of Khandūd, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 37.332S, 72.1081WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Khandūd in Afghanistan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 72.1081 East, latitude 37.332 North, depth = 159.81 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:34:54 / 1:34 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000c8i7. Event ids that are associated: us6000c8i7. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 159.81 km (99 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 13:34:54 / October 15, 2020 @ 1:34 pm UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khorugh. Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 46 km NNW of Khandūd, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 72.1081° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.332° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 159.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46 km NNW 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 2020-10-15 13:34:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-24 18:51:17 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 284 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 2.161 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us6000c8i7 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c8i7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c8i7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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