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Light earthquake 4 mag, 68 km W of Murghob, Tajikistan



Earthquake location 38.2095S, 73.1855WA 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 68 km W of Murghob, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 73.1855° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2095° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 155.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km 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 2015-12-17 21:00:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-09 22:53:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 246 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 1.384 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000480i Id of event.
Event Code 1000480i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000480i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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