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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Ashkasham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.6893S, 71.1805WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.1805° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6893° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 218.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km W 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 2018-01-16 15:21:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-30 20:22:28 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 271 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 0.651 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us2000cqxr Id of event.
Event Code 2000cqxr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cqxr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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