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Strong earthquake: M6.6 quake has struck near Ashkasham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.492S, 71.1563WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 71.1563° East, 36.492° North, depth 210.42 km. Id of earthquake: us20005gsg. Event ids that are associated: us20005gsg. The temblor was detected at 14:58:58 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 210.42 km (131 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/04/16 / 2016-04-10 10:28:58 / April 10, 2016 @ 10:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Farkhār (c. 10 500 pop), 115 km (72 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pārūn, Khorugh, Farkhār (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 39 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.1563° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.492° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 210.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km WSW 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 2016-04-10 10:28:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-10 10:59:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 94 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.96 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 725 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 0.785 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 19 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005gsg Id of event.
Event Code 20005gsg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gsg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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