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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4576S, 70.7156WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/19 / 2019-08-16 02:09:20 / August 16, 2019 @ 2:09 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 210.32 km (131 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:39:20 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600055rs. Id of event: us600055rs. Exact location of earthquake, 70.7156° East, 36.4576° North, depth 210.32 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishqoshim, Farkhār, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 46 km SSW of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.7156° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4576° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 210.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km SSW 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 2019-08-16 02:09:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-16 02:27:02 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 416 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 1.31 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 63 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 us600055rs Id of event.
Event Code 600055rs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600055rs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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