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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Ashkasham in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.7696S, 71.2928WA 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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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. 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: 23 km WNW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.2928° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7696° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 189.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km WNW 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 2017-03-25 11:11:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-25 11:26:47 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 0.675 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us20008uk4 Id of event.
Event Code 20008uk4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008uk4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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