A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Farkhor in Tajikistan. The temblor was picked up at 07:24:09 / 7:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 69.4259 East, latitude 37.5895 North, depth = 7.44 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/15 / 2015-08-17 02:24:09 / August 17, 2015 @ 2:24 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.44 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us100032rv. Ids that are associated to the event: us100032rv.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Norak, Yovon, Gharavŭtí. Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Qŭrghonteppa (c. 65 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Danghara (c. 22 800 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Farkhor (c. 21 700 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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