A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 230.85 km (143 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:23:12 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 71.2234° East, 36.5752° North, depth 230.85 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9im. Unique identifier: us2000a9im. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 19:53:12 / August 18, 2017 @ 7:53 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim.
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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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