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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.6865S, 70.9243WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 231.86 km (144 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:01:53 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jgup. Id of event: us1000jgup. Global time and date of event 15/03/19 / 2019-03-15 22:31:53 / March 15, 2019 @ 10:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.9243 East, latitude 36.6865 North, depth = 231.86 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Fayzabad, Ashkāsham. Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (35 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.9243° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6865° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 231.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km 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 2019-03-15 22:31:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-15 22:51:00 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 298 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 1.027 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us1000jgup Id of event.
Event Code 1000jgup An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jgup, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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