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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Ashkasham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4241S, 71.2099WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 16:41:37 / 4:41 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 71.2099 East, latitude 36.4241 North, depth = 114.49 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/03/19 / 2019-03-19 12:11:37 / March 19, 2019 @ 12:11 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jihh. Unique identifier: us1000jihh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.49 km (71 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jurm, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham. Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km SW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.2099° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4241° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km SW 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 2019-03-19 12:11:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-20 09:51:01 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 271 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 1.161 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us1000jihh Id of event.
Event Code 1000jihh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jihh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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