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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Jarm in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.5784S, 70.769WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 182.68 km (114 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ste. Unique identifier: us20008ste. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 17:58:13 / March 17, 2017 @ 5:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 70.769° East, 36.5784° North, depth 182.68 km. The temblor was reported at 22:28:13 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 32 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.769° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5784° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 182.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km 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 2017-03-17 17:58:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-17 21:04:44 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 271 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 0.567 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us20008ste Id of event.
Event Code 20008ste An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ste, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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