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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Jarm in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.507S, 70.4759WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Thursday. Event id: us10004el5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004el5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 200.63 km (125 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 18:45:57 / January 14, 2016 @ 6:45 pm. Exact location of event, depth 200.63 km, 70.4759° East, 36.507° North. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:15:57 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rustāq, Taloqan, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 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 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.4759° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.507° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 200.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km 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 2016-01-14 18:45:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-14 21:50:50 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 246 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 0.622 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us10004el5 Id of event.
Event Code 10004el5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004el5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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