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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 52 km SW of Jarm, Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.4936S, 70.4631WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 200.91 km (125 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/10/15 / 2015-10-27 13:14:07 / October 27, 2015 @ 1:14 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:44:07 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003ru9. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003ru9. Exact location of event, depth 200.91 km, 70.4631° East, 36.4936° North.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Rustāq, Taloqan (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km SW of Jarm, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.4631° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4936° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 200.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SW 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 2015-10-27 13:14:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-27 14:02:35 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 0.637 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us10003ru9 Id of event.
Event Code 10003ru9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ru9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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