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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Ashkasham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.779S, 71.4046WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:35:45 / 2:35 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.43 km (57 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/18 / 2018-08-15 10:05:45 / August 15, 2018 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 91.43 km, 71.4046° East, 36.779° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000g9kl. Unique identifier: us1000g9kl.

Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Fayzabad, Khorugh (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km NW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.4046° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.779° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 91.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NW 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 2018-08-15 10:05:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-07 12:14:57 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 259 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 0.748 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us1000g9kl Id of event.
Event Code 1000g9kl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g9kl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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