A 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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