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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Ashkasham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.7674S, 71.2289WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 190.61 km (118 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 18:24:50 / April 18, 2017 @ 6:24 pm. The temblor was detected at 22:54:50 / 10:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 71.2289° East, latitude 36.7674° North, depth = 190.61 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008n3b. Id of event: us10008n3b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Fayzabad, Jurm (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km WNW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.2289° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7674° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 190.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km 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 2017-04-18 18:24:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-09 17:42:48 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 259 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 0.633 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 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 us10008n3b Id of event.
Event Code 10008n3b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008n3b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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