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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Farkhar in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.0955S, 69.9496WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Farkhar in Afghanistan on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008ih4. Id of event: us70008ih4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.9 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:19:34 / 6:19 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 01:49:34 / March 30, 2020 @ 1:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 69.9496 East, latitude 36.0955 North, depth = 95.9 km.

Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Nahrīn (c. 22 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taloqan, Nahrīn, Farkhār (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-nine 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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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. 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: 53 km S of Farkhar, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.9496° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0955° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km S of Farkhar, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-30 01:49:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-30 02:14:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 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 298 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 2.071 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 145 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 us70008ih4 Id of event.
Event Code 70008ih4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008ih4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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