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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Jarm in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 37.1578S, 70.9995WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Event id: us20008tik. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tik. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:42:00 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.9 km (51 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 70.9995 East, latitude 37.1578 North, depth = 81.9 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 20:12:00 / March 13, 2017 @ 8:12 pm.

Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham, Khorugh.

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 35 km NNE of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.9995° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1578° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km NNE 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 2017-03-13 20:12:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-23 19:04:27 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 246 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 0.339 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us20008tik Id of event.
Event Code 20008tik An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008tik, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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