A 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.
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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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