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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Jarm in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.5798S, 70.9374WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.9374 East, latitude 36.5798 North, depth = 218.98 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:37:09 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 09:07:09 / January 8, 2016 @ 9:07 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 218.98 km (136 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004cbi. Event ids that are associated: us10004cbi.

Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 32 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.9374° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5798° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 218.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km 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 2016-01-08 09:07:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-08 09:29:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 17 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 392 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 0.617 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 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 us10004cbi Id of event.
Event Code 10004cbi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004cbi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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