A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Monday. Global time and date of event 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 13:21:16 / October 19, 2015 @ 1:21 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:51:16 / 5:51 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 97.53 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003pna. Unique identifier: us10003pna. Exact location, longitude 71.1673° East, latitude 36.4766° North, depth = 97.53 km.
Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns 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).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 39 km SW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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