A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, 71.293° East, 36.6042° North, depth 228.73 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003nkk. Unique identifier: us20003nkk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 228.73 km (142 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/15 / 2015-09-24 06:12:32 / September 24, 2015 @ 6:12 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 10:42:32 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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 WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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