A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/18 / 2018-09-09 01:38:50 / September 9, 2018 @ 1:38 am. The temblor was picked up at 06:08:50 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 232.94 km (145 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 71.2454° East, 36.5521° North, depth 232.94 km. Event id: us2000hbav. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hbav.
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 29 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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