A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:43:41 / 7:43 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100085vx. Event ids that are associated: us100085vx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 03:13:41 / March 1, 2017 @ 3:13 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 233.11 km (145 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.2969 East, latitude 36.6038 North, depth = 233.11 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim. Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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