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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Ashkasham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.6826S, 71.1562WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 22:41:22 / July 18, 2016 @ 10:41 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:11:22 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20006fng. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006fng. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 240.69 km (150 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 240.69 km, 71.1562° East, 36.6826° North.

Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Jurm (min 5000 pop).

Each 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 four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 33 km W of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.1562° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6826° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 240.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km 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 2016-07-18 22:41:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-18 23:17:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.936 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us20006fng Id of event.
Event Code 20006fng An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006fng, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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