A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Murghob in Tajikistan on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/15 / 2015-12-17 21:00:28 / December 17, 2015 @ 9:00 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 73.1855° East, 38.2095° North, depth 155.17 km. The temblor was reported at 02:00:28 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000480i. Unique identifier: us1000480i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 155.17 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Murghob (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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