A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:46:34 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20009mzd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009mzd. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/06/17 / 2017-06-16 13:16:34 / June 16, 2017 @ 1:16 pm. Exact location, longitude 71.2333° East, latitude 36.718° North, depth = 189.69 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 189.69 km (118 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khorugh, Fayzabad, Jurm. Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 27 km W of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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