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Light earthquake 4 mag, 73 km SSW of Jurm, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.2252S, 70.6132WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 145.69 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 70.6132 East, latitude 36.2252 North, depth = 145.69 km. Global time and date of event 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 14:29:44 / July 3, 2020 @ 2:29 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us7000aheb. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000aheb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:29:44 / 2:29 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Jurm. Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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 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: 73 km SSW of Jurm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.6132° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2252° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 145.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73 km SSW 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 2020-07-03 14:29:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-10 10:23:51 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 246 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 1.549 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us7000aheb Id of event.
Event Code 7000aheb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aheb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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