A 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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