A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. Exact location of event, longitude 71.1269 East, latitude 36.4396 North, depth = 107.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:45:58 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.89 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 07/04/16 / 2016-04-07 15:15:58 / April 7, 2016 @ 3:15 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005g50. Id of event: us20005g50.
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 45 km SW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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