A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. The temblor was picked up at 22:00:29 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.2899 East, latitude 36.568 North, depth = 83.48 km. Id of earthquake: us2000a6zv. Event ids that are associated: us2000a6zv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/08/17 / 2017-08-10 17:30:29 / August 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 83.48 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 25 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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