A 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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