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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Ashkāsham in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.7503S, 71.3101WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Ashkāsham in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:53:29 / 6:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/06/24 / 2024-06-05 18:53:29 / June 5, 2024 @ 6:53 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us7000mqjz. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000mqjz. Exact location, longitude 71.3101° East, latitude 36.7503° North, depth = 223.77 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 223.77 km (139 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Fayzabad, Jurm. Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days twenty-three 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 21 km WNW of Ashkāsham, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.3101° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7503° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 223.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21 km WNW 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 2024-06-05 18:53:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-13 15:13:36 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 32 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.638 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us7000mqjz Id of event.
Event Code 7000mqjz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mqjz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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