A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. Exact location of earthquake, 71.2022° East, 36.5469° North, depth 92.02 km. 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 92.02 km (57 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:49:28 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 14:19:28 / January 13, 2016 @ 2:19 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10004e3q. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004e3q.
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty 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: 33 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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