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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Ashkasham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5411S, 71.0863WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 210.8 km (131 miles). Global time and date of event 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 20:21:42 / September 4, 2017 @ 8:21 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000afmi. Id of event: us2000afmi. The temblor was reported at 00:51:42 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 71.0863° East, latitude 36.5411° North, depth = 210.8 km.

Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 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 nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.0863° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5411° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 210.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-04 20:21:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-04 22:36:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.088 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000afmi Id of event.
Event Code 2000afmi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000afmi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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