Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Shibirghān in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.8611S, 66.1078WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Shibirghān in Afghanistan on Friday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:56:38 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 02:56:38 / December 18, 2020 @ 2:56 am. Id of earthquake: us6000d1wm. Event ids that are associated: us6000d1wm. Exact location, longitude 66.1078° East, latitude 36.8611° North, depth = 18.32 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 18.32 km (11 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Mazār-e Sharīf (c. 303 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Balkh (c. 114 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Shibirghān (c. 55 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Sar-e Pul (c. 52 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Andkhōy (c. 29 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Qarqīn (c. 15 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazār-e Sharīf, Andkhōy, Sar-e Pul (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Questions or comments?

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: 38 km NE of Shibirghān, Afghanistan.

Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 66.1078° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8611° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 km NE of Shibirghān, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-18 02:56:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-22 22:27:21 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 3.326 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us6000d1wm Id of event.
Event Code 6000d1wm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d1wm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply