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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 37.0865S, 71.2661WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, 71.2661° East, 37.0865° North, depth 104.81 km. Id of earthquake: us20005c3l. Event ids that are associated: us20005c3l. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:53:36 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104.81 km (65 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/03/16 / 2016-03-23 21:23:36 / March 23, 2016 @ 9:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Khorugh, Ashkāsham. Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 46 km (28 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).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 45 km ENE of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.2661° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.0865° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km ENE 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 2016-03-23 21:23:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 05:01:57 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 259 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 0.542 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us20005c3l Id of event.
Event Code 20005c3l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005c3l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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