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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 67 km NNE of Khandūd, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 37.5193S, 72.5748WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Khandūd in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000cqsp. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cqsp. The epicenter was at a depth of 196.47 km (122 miles). Exact location, longitude 72.5748° East, latitude 37.5193° North, depth = 196.47 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/11/20 / 2020-11-17 18:57:21 / November 17, 2020 @ 6:57 pm. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:57:21 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khorugh, Khandūd (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 67 km NNE of Khandūd, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 72.5748° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5193° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 196.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67 km NNE 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 2020-11-17 18:57:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-16 21:42:06 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 259 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 2.051 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us6000cqsp Id of event.
Event Code 6000cqsp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cqsp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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