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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5933S, 70.9281WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/08/17 / 2017-08-04 18:51:41 / August 4, 2017 @ 6:51 pm. Event id: us2000a4vy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a4vy. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.9281 East, latitude 36.5933 North, depth = 190.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:21:41 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 190.88 km (119 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.9281° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5933° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 190.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 2017-08-04 18:51:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-04 19:05:05 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 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 340 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 0.601 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us2000a4vy Id of event.
Event Code 2000a4vy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a4vy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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