A 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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