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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Ashkasham in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.7026S, 71.2393WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.2393° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7026° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 186.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km W of Ashkasham, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-02 00:32:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 06:50:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 259 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.678 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004wf3 Id of event.
Event Code 20004wf3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004wf3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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