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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Farkhār in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4495S, 70.4477WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Farkhār in Afghanistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 199.41 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 19:30:26 / February 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 70.4477° East, latitude 36.4495° North, depth = 199.41 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:30:26 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000de96. Id of event: us6000de96.

Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (54 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taloqan, Fayzabad, Jurm.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine 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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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 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: 54 km ESE of Farkhār, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.4477° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4495° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 199.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54 km ESE 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 2021-02-03 19:30:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-13 16:39:41 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 246 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 2.222 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us6000de96 Id of event.
Event Code 6000de96 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000de96, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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