A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/09/18 / 2018-09-29 15:05:19 / September 29, 2018 @ 3:05 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000h4am. Event ids that are associated: us1000h4am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 237 km (147 miles). Exact location, longitude 71.1764° East, latitude 36.4625° North, depth = 237 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:35:19 / 7:35 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km SW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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