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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Jurm in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4377S, 70.6864WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Jurm in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, 70.6864° East, 36.4377° North, depth 211.49 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dhig. Unique identifier: us7000dhig. The temblor was reported at 21:06:48 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 211.49 km (131 miles). Global time and date of event 09/03/21 / 2021-03-09 21:06:48 / March 9, 2021 @ 9:06 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km SSW of Jurm, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.6864° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4377° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 211.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49 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 2021-03-09 21:06:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-09 21:25:14 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 340 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 2.319 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us7000dhig Id of event.
Event Code 7000dhig An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dhig, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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