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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Ashkāsham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.2505S, 71.5527WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan on Thursday. Global time and date of event 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 05:27:23 / October 15, 2020 @ 5:27 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 71.5527 East, latitude 36.2505 North, depth = 117.23 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cakk. Unique identifier: us6000cakk. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117.23 km (73 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:27:23 / 5:27 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishqoshim, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km S of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.5527° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2505° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48 km S 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 2020-10-15 05:27:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-06 11:24:16 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 259 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 2.667 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us6000cakk Id of event.
Event Code 6000cakk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cakk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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