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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Jurm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.3628S, 70.9745WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:49:27 / 2:49 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 02:49:27 / July 12, 2020 @ 2:49 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122.76 km (76 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 70.9745 East, latitude 36.3628 North, depth = 122.76 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000am4q. Unique identifier: us7000am4q.

Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). 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 Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 57 km SSE of Jurm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.9745° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3628° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57 km SSE 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 2020-07-12 02:49:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-12 03:07:30 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 284 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 1.287 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us7000am4q Id of event.
Event Code 7000am4q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000am4q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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