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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Jurm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.9052S, 70.8843WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan. Id of earthquake: us6000bghj. Event ids that are associated: us6000bghj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:13:05 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 11:13:05 / August 18, 2020 @ 11:13 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 134.72 km (84 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.8843 East, latitude 36.9052 North, depth = 134.72 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km NE of Jurm, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.8843° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9052° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 134.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km NE 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 2020-08-18 11:13:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-21 07:01:22 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 298 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 2.674 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us6000bghj Id of event.
Event Code 6000bghj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bghj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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