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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Ashkasham in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.5791S, 71.3725WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:50:36 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 23:20:36 / February 16, 2017 @ 11:20 pm. Event id: us20008kd1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kd1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.3725 East, latitude 36.5791 North, depth = 111.39 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 111.39 km (69 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

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. 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: 18 km SW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.3725° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5791° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km SW 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 2017-02-16 23:20:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-16 23:40:06 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 2.557 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us20008kd1 Id of event.
Event Code 20008kd1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kd1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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