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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Ashkasham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4845S, 71.1526WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/07/19 / 2019-07-13 21:40:33 / July 13, 2019 @ 9:40 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 231.99 km (144 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 71.1526 East, latitude 36.4845 North, depth = 231.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:10:33 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004jsg. Id of event: us70004jsg.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.1526° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4845° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 231.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2019-07-13 21:40:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-13 22:01:00 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 1.119 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us70004jsg Id of event.
Event Code 70004jsg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004jsg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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