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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 24 km SE of Jarm, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.6955S, 71.0109WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005ems. Id of event: us70005ems. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/09/19 / 2019-09-11 07:14:38 / September 11, 2019 @ 7:14 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:44:38 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 71.0109 East, latitude 36.6955 North, depth = 222.18 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 222.18 km (138 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km SE of Jarm, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.0109° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6955° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 222.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SE 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 2019-09-11 07:14:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-11 07:33:37 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 312 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 0.981 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 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 us70005ems Id of event.
Event Code 70005ems An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005ems, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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