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

Earthquake location 36.4496S, 71.0145WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 99.07 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20005g97. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005g97. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:54:11 / 4:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 71.0145° East, 36.4496° North, depth 99.07 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 00:24:11 / April 8, 2016 @ 12:24 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 48 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.0145° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4496° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km 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 2016-04-08 00:24:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-08 00:43:06 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 0.761 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us20005g97 Id of event.
Event Code 20005g97 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005g97, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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