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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5428S, 70.5762WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009dul. Id of event: us60009dul. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:45:35 / 3:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.5762 East, latitude 36.5428 North, depth = 199.62 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 199.62 km (124 miles). Global time and date of event 28/04/20 / 2020-04-28 11:15:35 / April 28, 2020 @ 11:15 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taloqan, Ishqoshim, Rustāq (min 5000 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km SSW of Jarm, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.5762° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5428° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 199.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km 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 2020-04-28 11:15:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-28 11:37:17 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 354 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 1.948 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us60009dul Id of event.
Event Code 60009dul An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009dul, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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