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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Jarm in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.5077S, 70.9517WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Id of earthquake: us20009n85. Event ids that are associated: us20009n85. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:30:52 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 154.34 km (96 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 03:00:52 / June 17, 2017 @ 3:00 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 70.9517 East, latitude 36.5077 North, depth = 154.34 km.

Nearby 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 Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 40 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.9517° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5077° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 154.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km SSE 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 2017-06-17 03:00:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-17 03:17:32 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 259 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 0.686 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us20009n85 Id of event.
Event Code 20009n85 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009n85, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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