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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Ashkasham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4264S, 71.3013WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 06:18:45 / March 9, 2017 @ 6:18 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087w7. Id of event: us100087w7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.03 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 10:48:45 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 71.3013° East, latitude 36.4264° North, depth = 113.03 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jurm, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 35 km SW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.3013° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4264° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 113.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km 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 2017-03-09 06:18:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-09 06:50:22 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 0.908 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us100087w7 Id of event.
Event Code 100087w7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087w7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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