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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Ashkāsham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.5525S, 71.5129WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:29:52 / 12:29 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/03/21 / 2021-03-07 12:29:52 / March 7, 2021 @ 12:29 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 135.66 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.5129 East, latitude 36.5525 North, depth = 135.66 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000dgvl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dgvl.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Jurm, Ishqoshim (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km S of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.5129° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5525° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 135.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 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 2021-03-07 12:29:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-07 13:05:08 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 2.843 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us7000dgvl Id of event.
Event Code 7000dgvl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dgvl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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