A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/19 / 2019-01-13 13:23:19 / January 13, 2019 @ 1:23 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j3iw. Unique identifier: us2000j3iw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:53:19 / 5:53 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 176.76 km (110 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 71.2829 East, latitude 36.781 North, depth = 176.76 km.
Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khandūd, Khorugh, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km WNW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.
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