Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Ashkasham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.6217S, 71.2482WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 219.25 km (136 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 71.2482° East, latitude 36.6217° North, depth = 219.25 km. Event id: us10006smn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006smn. The temblor was reported at 04:43:40 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 00:13:40 / September 26, 2016 @ 12:13 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Did you feel it?

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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.2482° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6217° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 219.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km 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 2016-09-26 00:13:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 00:31:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 298 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 0.964 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 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 us10006smn Id of event.
Event Code 10006smn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006smn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply