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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Jurm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.529S, 70.738WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan on Saturday. Unique identifier: us7000d0pq. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0pq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 191.67 km (119 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:02:45 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 70.738° East, latitude 36.529° North, depth = 191.67 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 20:02:45 / January 16, 2021 @ 8:02 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 110 km (68 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taloqan, Rustāq, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 38 km SSW of Jurm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.738° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.529° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 191.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 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 2021-01-16 20:02:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-16 20:21:06 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 465 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 2.417 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000d0pq Id of event.
Event Code 7000d0pq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d0pq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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