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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Farkhār in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.088S, 70.1875WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Farkhār in Afghanistan on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 16:23:39 / 4:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 140.38 km, 70.1875° East, 36.088° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000crh5. Unique identifier: us6000crh5. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 140.38 km (87 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/11/20 / 2020-11-22 16:23:39 / November 22, 2020 @ 4:23 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nahrīn, Taloqan, Farkhār (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 61 km SSE of Farkhār, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.1875° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.088° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61 km SSE 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 2020-11-22 16:23:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-22 16:48:36 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 312 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 1.805 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us6000crh5 Id of event.
Event Code 6000crh5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000crh5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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