A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/08/17 / 2017-08-25 07:27:11 / August 25, 2017 @ 7:27 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.19 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:57:11 / 11:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000abl2. Event ids that are associated: us2000abl2. Exact location of earthquake, 71.3398° East, 36.3993° North, depth 109.19 km.
Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jurm, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 35 km SSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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