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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Ashkāsham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.528S, 71.3248WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2wb. Id of event: us7000d2wb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.62 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 11:54:14 / January 24, 2021 @ 11:54 am. Exact location of event, longitude 71.3248 East, latitude 36.528 North, depth = 90.62 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:54:14 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Jurm, Ishqoshim. Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km SW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.3248° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.528° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25 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 2021-01-24 11:54:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-24 12:59:58 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 284 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 2.719 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us7000d2wb Id of event.
Event Code 7000d2wb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d2wb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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