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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Jurm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.677S, 71.0184WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan. The temblor was detected at 09:21:37 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000acq5. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000acq5. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 232.41 km (144 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/20 / 2020-06-16 09:21:37 / June 16, 2020 @ 9:21 am. Exact location of event, longitude 71.0184 East, latitude 36.677 North, depth = 232.41 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Khorugh, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 26 km SE of Jurm, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.0184° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.677° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 232.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26 km SE of Jurm, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-16 09:21:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-16 09:39:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.993 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us6000acq5 Id of event.
Event Code 6000acq5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000acq5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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