A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:21:25 / 5:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100.76 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005igh. Event ids that are associated: us20005igh. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 12:51:25 / April 15, 2016 @ 12:51 pm. Exact location, longitude 71.2991° East, latitude 36.4172° North, depth = 100.76 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jurm, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 36 km SW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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