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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Jarm in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.5696S, 70.9179WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 194.05 km (121 miles). Exact location, longitude 70.9179° East, latitude 36.5696° North, depth = 194.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:57:24 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 11:27:24 / September 30, 2015 @ 11:27 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003j2j. Id of event: us10003j2j.

Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 33 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.9179° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5696° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 194.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km 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 2015-09-30 11:27:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-22 09:02:52 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 312 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 0.619 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us10003j2j Id of event.
Event Code 10003j2j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003j2j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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