A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:50:19 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 218.97 km (136 miles). Event id: us10003jsf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jsf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 16:20:19 / October 2, 2015 @ 4:20 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.1767 East, latitude 36.5052 North, depth = 218.97 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 37 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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