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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5563S, 70.9312WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 13:07:22 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 189.87 km (118 miles). Exact location of event, depth 189.87 km, 70.9312° East, 36.5563° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004aur. Unique identifier: us10004aur. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 08:37:22 / January 2, 2016 @ 8:37 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 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), 35 km (22 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 35 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.9312° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5563° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 189.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km 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 2016-01-02 08:37:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-02 09:02:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 440 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 0.635 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us10004aur Id of event.
Event Code 10004aur An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004aur, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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