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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 28 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.6093S, 70.886WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us10004dtm. Event ids that are associated: us10004dtm. The epicenter was at a depth of 242.94 km (151 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.886 East, latitude 36.6093 North, depth = 242.94 km. The temblor was reported at 00:35:00 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 20:05:00 / January 12, 2016 @ 8:05 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khorugh, Rustāq, Farkhār.

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

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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. 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: 28 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.886° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6093° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 242.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km S 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 2016-01-12 20:05:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-12 20:23:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 32 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.97 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 497 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 1.108 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 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 us10004dtm Id of event.
Event Code 10004dtm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dtm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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