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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Ashkasham in Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.7524S, 71.4421WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 22:43:33 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.4421 East, latitude 36.7524 North, depth = 179.99 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 179.99 km (112 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008ssx. Event ids that are associated: us10008ssx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 18:13:33 / May 16, 2017 @ 6:13 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Khorugh, Khandūd. Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km NW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.4421° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7524° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 179.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NW 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 2017-05-16 18:13:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-16 21:06:02 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 271 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 0.787 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us10008ssx Id of event.
Event Code 10008ssx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ssx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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