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Strong earthquake 6.1 mag, 35 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5432S, 70.8155WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 11:37:00 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000crmu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000crmu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 70.8155° East, latitude 36.5432° North, depth = 191.19 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 07:07:00 / January 31, 2018 @ 7:07 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 191.19 km (119 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Taloqan, Rustāq (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 116 km (72 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 124 km (77 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 35 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.8155° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5432° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 191.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km 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 2018-01-31 07:07:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-31 07:26:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 77 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.63 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 611 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 0.612 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000crmu Id of event.
Event Code 2000crmu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000crmu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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