A 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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