A 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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