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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Jurm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5507S, 70.9591WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.9591 East, latitude 36.5507 North, depth = 173.62 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/20 / 2020-09-24 00:16:18 / September 24, 2020 @ 12:16 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c0cj. Unique identifier: us6000c0cj. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:16:18 / 12:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 173.62 km (108 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 53 km (33 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 36 km SSE of Jurm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.9591° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5507° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 173.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 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 2020-09-24 00:16:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-24 00:33:13 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 2.542 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us6000c0cj Id of event.
Event Code 6000c0cj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c0cj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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