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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5254S, 70.6014WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/10/19 / 2019-10-14 01:11:29 / October 14, 2019 @ 1:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.6014 East, latitude 36.5254 North, depth = 203.47 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 203.47 km (126 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:41:29 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005tzl. Id of event: us70005tzl.

Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taloqan, Rustāq, Ishqoshim.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km SSW of Jarm, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.6014° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5254° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 203.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 2019-10-14 01:11:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-14 22:20:13 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 385 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 1.312 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70005tzl Id of event.
Event Code 70005tzl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005tzl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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