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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 37 km SE of Jurm, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.6022S, 71.0934WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 15:49:23 / June 23, 2020 @ 3:49 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 71.0934 East, latitude 36.6022 North, depth = 91.19 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:49:23 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.19 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000af1q. Unique identifier: us7000af1q.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham. Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 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: 37 km SE of Jurm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.0934° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6022° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 91.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37 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 2020-06-23 15:49:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-30 18:59:59 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 271 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 1.031 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183 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 us7000af1q Id of event.
Event Code 7000af1q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000af1q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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