A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 71.0622° East, 36.4688° North, depth 88.01 km. Unique identifier: us1000874n. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000874n. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 14:41:27 / March 5, 2017 @ 2:41 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88.01 km (55 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:11:27 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Jurm (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 48 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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