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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Jurm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5371S, 70.5633WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan. Exact location, longitude 70.5633° East, latitude 36.5371° North, depth = 205.57 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/20 / 2020-11-21 02:16:07 / November 21, 2020 @ 2:16 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 205.57 km (128 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:16:07 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000cr49. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cr49.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Ashkāsham, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop).

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

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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: 43 km SSW of Jurm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.5633° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5371° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 205.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43 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 2020-11-21 02:16:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-21 02:41:47 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 2.346 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us6000cr49 Id of event.
Event Code 6000cr49 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cr49, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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