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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Jarm in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.4376S, 70.9154WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104.57 km (65 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:35:38 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/08/16 / 2016-08-22 23:05:38 / August 22, 2016 @ 11:05 pm. Unique identifier: us20006u8j. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006u8j. Exact location of event, longitude 70.9154 East, latitude 36.4376 North, depth = 104.57 km.

Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 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 four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 47 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.9154° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4376° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km S 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 2016-08-22 23:05:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-04 05:32:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 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 us20006u8j Id of event.
Event Code 20006u8j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006u8j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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