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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5731S, 70.9079WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 196.43 km (122 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000gb5z. Event ids that are associated: us2000gb5z. Exact location of earthquake, 70.9079° East, 36.5731° North, depth 196.43 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:38:03 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/07/18 / 2018-07-22 12:08:03 / July 22, 2018 @ 12:08 pm.

The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham. Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 33 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.9079° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5731° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 196.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km 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 2018-07-22 12:08:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-22 12:23:15 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 284 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 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us2000gb5z Id of event.
Event Code 2000gb5z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gb5z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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