A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Istaravshan in Tajikistan on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 23:32:31 / 11:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003pyt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003pyt. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 18:32:31 / October 20, 2015 @ 6:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 69.1659° East, latitude 39.6583° North, depth = 9.94 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.94 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khŭjand, Chkalov, Dashtobod. Close country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Khŭjand (c. 144 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Bekobod (c. 86 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Istaravshan (c. 52 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Yangiyer (c. 32 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Zomin (c. 27 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chkalov (c. 21 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Dashtobod (c. 19 700 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 31 km SSE of Istaravshan, Tajikistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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