A 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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