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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 2 km SW of Nahrīn, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.0517S, 69.1175WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Nahrīn in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 126.93 km (79 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000dfz2. Event ids that are associated: us7000dfz2. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:10:53 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/03/21 / 2021-03-05 14:10:53 / March 5, 2021 @ 2:10 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 69.1175 East, latitude 36.0517 North, depth = 126.93 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bāzārak, Farkhār, Taloqan. Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bāzārak (c. 65 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km SW of Nahrīn, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.1175° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0517° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 126.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km SW 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 2021-03-05 14:10:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-05 14:56:28 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 271 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 1.508 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us7000dfz2 Id of event.
Event Code 7000dfz2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dfz2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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