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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Farkhār in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4705S, 69.8559WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Farkhār in Afghanistan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:31:25 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000cqas. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cqas. Exact location of earthquake, 69.8559° East, 36.4705° North, depth 161.71 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/11/20 / 2020-11-19 08:31:25 / November 19, 2020 @ 8:31 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 161.71 km (100 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kunduz, Nahrīn, Ārt Khwājah (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km S of Farkhār, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.8559° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4705° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 161.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11 km S 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 2020-11-19 08:31:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-19 08:51:35 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 298 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 2.036 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us6000cqas Id of event.
Event Code 6000cqas An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cqas, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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