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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Ashkāsham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4819S, 71.4502WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Event id: us6000dfzc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfzc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/21 / 2021-02-02 01:16:44 / February 2, 2021 @ 1:16 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.49 km (59 miles). Exact location of event, depth 94.49 km, 71.4502° East, 36.4819° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:16:44 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km SSW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.4502° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4819° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23 km SSW 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 2021-02-02 01:16:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-11 00:50:22 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 2.758 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us6000dfzc Id of event.
Event Code 6000dfzc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dfzc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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