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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 18 km WNW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.7554S, 71.3426WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 165.25 km (103 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007wbi. Event ids that are associated: us10007wbi. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 23:28:27 / January 30, 2017 @ 11:28 pm. Exact location, longitude 71.3426° East, latitude 36.7554° North, depth = 165.25 km. The temblor was detected at 03:58:27 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khandūd, Khorugh, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.3426° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7554° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 165.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km WNW 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 2017-01-30 23:28:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-04 22:42:10 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 284 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 0.716 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us10007wbi Id of event.
Event Code 10007wbi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007wbi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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