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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.8983S, 71.0735WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 14:30:43 / April 8, 2016 @ 2:30 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 19:00:43 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 71.0735 East, latitude 36.8983 North, depth = 76.19 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005gd4. Unique identifier: us20005gd4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.19 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad. Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 21 km E of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.0735° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8983° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km E 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 14:30:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-22 07:42:19 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 369 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 0.458 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us20005gd4 Id of event.
Event Code 20005gd4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gd4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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