A 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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