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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Ashkasham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5636S, 71.232WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:52:41 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 07:22:41 / February 29, 2020 @ 7:22 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 122.47 km (76 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 71.232 East, latitude 36.5636 North, depth = 122.47 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us600086tf. Unique identifier: us600086tf.

Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim. Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.232° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5636° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km 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 2020-02-29 07:22:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-29 09:10:12 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 246 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 2.538 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us600086tf Id of event.
Event Code 600086tf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600086tf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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