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

Earthquake location 36.4436S, 70.8687WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan. Unique identifier: us6000ddu6. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000ddu6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122.88 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/21 / 2021-02-02 06:44:14 / February 2, 2021 @ 6:44 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:44:14 / 6:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 70.8687 East, latitude 36.4436 North, depth = 122.88 km.

The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Farkhār, Fayzabad, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 46 km S of Jurm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.8687° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4436° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46 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 2021-02-02 06:44:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-02 08:58:32 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 2.413 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us6000ddu6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000ddu6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ddu6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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