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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 23 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.6042S, 71.293WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.293° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6042° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 228.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-24 06:12:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-17 12:10:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.775 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us20003nkk Id of event.
Event Code 20003nkk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003nkk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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