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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Jarm in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.5206S, 70.8634WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Exact location of event, longitude 70.8634 East, latitude 36.5206 North, depth = 200.08 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008igs. Id of event: us10008igs. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 200.08 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:34:37 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 23:04:37 / April 17, 2017 @ 11:04 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). 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).

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

Questions or comments?

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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.8634° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5206° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 200.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km 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 2017-04-17 23:04:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-17 23:23:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 385 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 0.646 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us10008igs Id of event.
Event Code 10008igs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008igs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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