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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Ashkasham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5595S, 71.3211WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. Exact location, longitude 71.3211° East, latitude 36.5595° North, depth = 235.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:29:46 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000dxuc. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dxuc. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/04/18 / 2018-04-11 00:59:46 / April 11, 2018 @ 12:59 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 235.61 km (146 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km SW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This information 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 71.3211° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5595° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 235.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SW 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 2018-04-11 00:59:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-11 03:38:39 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 1.005 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us2000dxuc Id of event.
Event Code 2000dxuc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dxuc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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