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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Ashkāsham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.7325S, 71.2134WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000c7is. Unique identifier: us7000c7is. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.2134 East, latitude 36.7325 North, depth = 204.15 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 204.15 km (127 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:41:51 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/10/20 / 2020-10-24 05:41:51 / October 24, 2020 @ 5:41 am.

Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khorugh, Fayzabad, Jurm (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 29 km W of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.2134° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7325° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 204.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29 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 2020-10-24 05:41:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-05 13:43:23 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 2.785 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us7000c7is Id of event.
Event Code 7000c7is An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c7is, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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