A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. Event id: us20004zzk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004zzk. Exact location of event, longitude 71.4047 East, latitude 36.7048 North, depth = 147.4 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/02/16 / 2016-02-13 19:40:21 / February 13, 2016 @ 7:40 pm. The temblor was picked up at 00:10:21 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). 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 147.4 km (92 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khorugh, Fayzabad, Khandūd (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 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 one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 11 km WNW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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