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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5718S, 70.9073WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Unique identifier: us70009dr9. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009dr9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:20:03 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 204.8 km (127 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/05/20 / 2020-05-10 17:50:03 / May 10, 2020 @ 5:50 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.9073 East, latitude 36.5718 North, depth = 204.8 km.

Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 94 km (58 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, 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 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km SSE of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.9073° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5718° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 204.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SSE 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 2020-05-10 17:50:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-10 18:03:38 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 326 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 2.071 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us70009dr9 Id of event.
Event Code 70009dr9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009dr9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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