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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Ashkāsham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.6831S, 71.1596WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 210.93 km (131 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:20:45 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/21 / 2021-03-02 15:20:45 / March 2, 2021 @ 3:20 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 71.1596 East, latitude 36.6831 North, depth = 210.93 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dg2a. Unique identifier: us7000dg2a.

The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Ishqoshim, Jurm. Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven 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 earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 33 km W of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.1596° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6831° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 210.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33 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 2021-03-02 15:20:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-08 18:03:54 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 2.746 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us7000dg2a Id of event.
Event Code 7000dg2a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dg2a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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