A 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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