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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 44 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan



Earthquake location 36.4649S, 71.1154WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 233.3 km (145 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 18:45:16 / March 30, 2018 @ 6:45 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 71.1154° East, 36.4649° North, depth 233.3 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:15:16 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dbk4. Id of event: us1000dbk4.

Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Jurm. Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.1154° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4649° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 233.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km 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 2018-03-30 18:45:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-30 19:05:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 389 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 0.788 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000dbk4 Id of event.
Event Code 1000dbk4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dbk4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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