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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Jurm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.6853S, 70.7041WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 17:32:34 / February 17, 2021 @ 5:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.7041 East, latitude 36.6853 North, depth = 243.2 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000difj. Id of event: us6000difj. The epicenter was at a depth of 243.2 km (151 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:32:34 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rustāq, Ishqoshim, Farkhār (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. 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: 23 km SSW of Jurm, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.7041° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6853° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 243.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23 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 2021-02-17 17:32:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-17 19:01:33 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 259 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 2.531 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us6000difj Id of event.
Event Code 6000difj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000difj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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