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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4971S, 71.057WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002xw9. Id of event: us10002xw9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.057 East, latitude 36.4971 North, depth = 121.52 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121.52 km (76 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/08/15 / 2015-08-04 16:44:40 / August 4, 2015 @ 4:44 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:14:40 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 45 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.057° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4971° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 121.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-04 16:44:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-04 19:33:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.736 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us10002xw9 Id of event.
Event Code 10002xw9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002xw9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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