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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Nahrīn in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.2072S, 69.2902WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Nahrīn in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 01:01:37 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000d1si. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d1si. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.55 km (30 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 01:01:37 / December 22, 2020 @ 1:01 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 69.2902 East, latitude 36.2072 North, depth = 47.55 km.

The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ārt Khwājah (c. 18 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ārt Khwājah, Kunduz, Farkhār (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 21 km NE of Nahrīn, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.2902° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2072° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21 km NE of Nahrīn, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-22 01:01:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-22 01:17:09 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 340 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 1.674 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us6000d1si Id of event.
Event Code 6000d1si An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d1si, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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