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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Ashkāsham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4566S, 71.1426WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. The temblor was reported at 04:59:50 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000bmwl. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bmwl. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 241.6 km (150 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/09/20 / 2020-09-14 04:59:50 / September 14, 2020 @ 4:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 71.1426 East, latitude 36.4566 North, depth = 241.6 km.

Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 43 km SW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.1426° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4566° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 241.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43 km SW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-14 04:59:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-14 05:18:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 2.566 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us7000bmwl Id of event.
Event Code 7000bmwl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bmwl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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