A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude 71.1805° East, latitude 36.6893° North, depth = 218.13 km. Event id: us2000cqxr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cqxr. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 15:21:25 / January 16, 2018 @ 3:21 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 218.13 km (136 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:51:25 / 7:51 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Jurm (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km W of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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