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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Ashkasham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.7146S, 71.4223WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ashkasham in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008wax. Id of event: us70008wax. The epicenter was at a depth of 170.54 km (106 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:01:42 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/20 / 2020-04-14 21:31:42 / April 14, 2020 @ 9:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 71.4223° East, latitude 36.7146° North, depth = 170.54 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 10 km (7 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Khorugh, Khandūd (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km WNW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.4223° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7146° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 170.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km WNW 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 2020-04-14 21:31:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-14 22:09:59 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 2.78 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us70008wax Id of event.
Event Code 70008wax An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008wax, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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