A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.2393 East, latitude 36.7026 North, depth = 186.45 km. The temblor was reported at 05:02:10 / 5:02 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20004wf3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004wf3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 00:32:10 / February 2, 2016 @ 12:32 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 186.45 km (116 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim. Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 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 six, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 26 km W of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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