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Major earthquake, 7.2 mag strikes near Murghob in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 38.2629S, 72.7177WA major earthquake magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 109 kilometers (68 miles) from Murghob in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100044k6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100044k6. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/12/15 / 2015-12-07 07:50:07 / December 7, 2015 @ 7:50 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 72.7177° East, latitude 38.2629° North, depth = 28.73 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:50:07 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.73 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 134 km (83 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khorugh, Murghob (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 109 km W of Murghob, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 72.7177° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2629° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 109km W of Murghob, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-07 07:50:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-07 08:14:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 800 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 1.111 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 23 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100044k6 Id of event.
Event Code 100044k6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100044k6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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