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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Jarm in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.5438S, 70.6534WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.6534 East, latitude 36.5438 North, depth = 191.97 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005dv9. Id of event: us20005dv9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 191.97 km (119 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 08:12:42 / April 1, 2016 @ 8:12 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:42:42 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham, Farkhār (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 39 km SSW of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.6534° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5438° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 191.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SSW 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 2016-04-01 08:12:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-01 08:36:49 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 284 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 0.584 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us20005dv9 Id of event.
Event Code 20005dv9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005dv9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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