A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. Id of earthquake: us10008tfh. Event ids that are associated: us10008tfh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/05/17 / 2017-05-18 21:34:40 / May 18, 2017 @ 9:34 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 71.3692° East, latitude 36.391° North, depth = 99.11 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.11 km (62 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:04:40 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jurm, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham. 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 two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 35 km SSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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