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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5934S, 70.8676WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Sunday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:09:35 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 208.39 km (129 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/18 / 2018-12-09 15:39:35 / December 9, 2018 @ 3:39 pm. Event id: us1000i5c8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i5c8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.8676 East, latitude 36.5934 North, depth = 208.39 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (39 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.8676° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5934° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 208.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km 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 2018-12-09 15:39:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-09 16:19:34 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 1.129 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us1000i5c8 Id of event.
Event Code 1000i5c8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i5c8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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