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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 36 km SW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.444S, 71.2598WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 237.4 km (148 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:49:20 / 2:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 71.2598° East, latitude 36.444° North, depth = 237.4 km. Id of earthquake: us7000cde9. Event ids that are associated: us7000cde9. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/11/20 / 2020-11-11 14:49:20 / November 11, 2020 @ 2:49 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 44 km (28 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jurm, Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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: 36 km SW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.2598° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.444° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 237.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 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 2020-11-11 14:49:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-18 09:55:11 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 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 2.622 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us7000cde9 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cde9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cde9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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