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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.68S, 71.1171WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 211 km (131 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.1171 East, latitude 36.68 North, depth = 211 km. The temblor was reported at 20:12:33 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 15:42:33 / March 30, 2020 @ 3:42 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70008in9. Event ids that are associated: us70008in9.

Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km SE of Jarm, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.1171° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.68° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 211 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km 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 2020-03-30 15:42:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-30 16:01:06 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 369 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 2.096 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us70008in9 Id of event.
Event Code 70008in9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008in9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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