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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Jurm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.2861S, 70.8034WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 70.8034° East, latitude 36.2861° North, depth = 117.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cr8r. Unique identifier: us6000cr8r. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/11/20 / 2020-11-21 15:34:52 / November 21, 2020 @ 3:34 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117.55 km (73 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:34:52 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 64 km S of Jurm, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.8034° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2861° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64 km S 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 2020-11-21 15:34:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-21 16:20:06 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 2.258 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us6000cr8r Id of event.
Event Code 6000cr8r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cr8r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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