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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Jarm in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.4547S, 70.849WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Event id: us20008tjd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tjd. The temblor was picked up at 18:38:08 / 6:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 14:08:08 / March 21, 2017 @ 2:08 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 70.849 East, latitude 36.4547 North, depth = 133.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 133.13 km (83 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Farkhār, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim. Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 90 km (56 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 ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 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: 45 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.849° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4547° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 133.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km 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 2017-03-21 14:08:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-21 14:40:33 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 312 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 0.704 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us20008tjd Id of event.
Event Code 20008tjd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008tjd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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