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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Jarm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5535S, 70.7325WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jarm in Afghanistan. Exact location, longitude 70.7325° East, latitude 36.5535° North, depth = 155.13 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 155.13 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:45:57 / 3:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 11:15:57 / May 16, 2020 @ 11:15 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us70009i16. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009i16.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishqoshim, Farkhār, Ashkāsham.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 35 km SSW of Jarm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.7325° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5535° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 155.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km 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 2020-05-16 11:15:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-23 12:39:22 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 259 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 2.005 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us70009i16 Id of event.
Event Code 70009i16 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009i16, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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