A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gkq. Id of event: us10004gkq. Exact location of earthquake, 71.3797° East, 36.6672° North, depth 90.65 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.65 km (56 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 04:54:11 / January 23, 2016 @ 4:54 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:24:11 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khorugh, Khandūd, Fayzabad. Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 13 km W of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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