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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Ashkāsham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.3013S, 71.0519WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us6000c1zd. Event ids that are associated: us6000c1zd. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105.55 km (66 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 71.0519 East, latitude 36.3013 North, depth = 105.55 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/09/20 / 2020-09-27 19:54:51 / September 27, 2020 @ 7:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:54:51 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Pārūn, Ishqoshim. Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Pārūn (c. 1 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 60 km SW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.0519° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3013° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60 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 2020-09-27 19:54:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-27 20:22:27 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 369 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 2.403 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 79 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 us6000c1zd Id of event.
Event Code 6000c1zd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c1zd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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