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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 28 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5734S, 71.2478WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 23:24:59 / 11:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/09/18 / 2018-09-19 18:54:59 / September 19, 2018 @ 6:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.51 km (67 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hh8w. Unique identifier: us2000hh8w. Exact location of earthquake, 71.2478° East, 36.5734° North, depth 107.51 km.

Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.2478° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5734° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km WSW 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 2018-09-19 18:54:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-13 18:52:05 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 284 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 0.77 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us2000hh8w Id of event.
Event Code 2000hh8w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hh8w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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