A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 15:41:49 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008uk4. Event ids that are associated: us20008uk4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 189.53 km (118 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 11:11:49 / March 25, 2017 @ 11:11 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.2928 East, latitude 36.7696 North, depth = 189.53 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Khorugh, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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