A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 11:24:38 / 11:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 90.79 km (56 miles). Exact location of event, depth 90.79 km, 71.368° East, 36.6166° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100079v8. Id of event: us100079v8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 06:54:38 / November 18, 2016 @ 6:54 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Fayzabad, Jurm (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (56 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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