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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Ashkāsham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.6356S, 71.2304WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:10:53 / 10:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/10/20 / 2020-10-16 10:10:53 / October 16, 2020 @ 10:10 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 222.2 km (138 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000c8qv. Event ids that are associated: us6000c8qv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 71.2304 East, latitude 36.6356 North, depth = 222.2 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Khorugh, Fayzabad. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km W of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.2304° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6356° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 222.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27 km W 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 2020-10-16 10:10:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-16 10:29:19 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 2.747 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000c8qv Id of event.
Event Code 6000c8qv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c8qv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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