A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Massy in Kyrgyzstan on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.03 km (26 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 72.5388 East, latitude 40.9062 North, depth = 42.03 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:15:58 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 22:15:58 / December 31, 2015 @ 10:15 pm UTC/GMT. 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: us10004amk. Id of event: us10004amk.
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (46 miles) from Namangan (c. 432 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Andijon (c. 318 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Osh (c. 200 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Fergana (c. 164 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Marg‘ilon (c. 133 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Jalal-Abad (c. 75 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Asaka (c. 56 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kosonsoy, Komsomol’skiy, Tŭragŭrghon. Country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SSW of Massy, Kyrgyzstan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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