A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Karakul in Tajikistan on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 73.2491° East, 38.609° North, depth 23.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.7 km (15 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100044lp. Id of event: us100044lp. The temblor was picked up at 15:04:59 / 3:04 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/12/15 / 2015-12-07 10:04:59 / December 7, 2015 @ 10:04 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Murghob. Nearby country/countries, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 51 km SSW of Karakul, Tajikistan.
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