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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Jarm in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.4999S, 70.8222WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:32:56 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 192.82 km (120 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100078bp. Id of event: us100078bp. Exact location of event, longitude 70.8222 East, latitude 36.4999 North, depth = 192.82 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 16:02:56 / November 15, 2016 @ 4:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). 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 Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 40 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.8222° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4999° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 192.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2016-11-15 16:02:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-15 16:41:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 14 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 438 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 0.655 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us100078bp Id of event.
Event Code 100078bp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100078bp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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