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Light earthquake 4 mag, 69 km E of Vanj, Tajikistan



Earthquake location 38.3588S, 72.2495WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 69 km E of Vanj, Tajikistan (43 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 72.2495 East, latitude 38.3588 North, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004883. Id of event: us10004883. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/15 / 2015-12-18 21:15:48 / December 18, 2015 @ 9:15 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:15:48 / 2:15 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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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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: 69 km E of Vanj, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 72.2495° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3588° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km E of Vanj, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-18 21:15:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-09 06:42:24 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 0.949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us10004883 Id of event.
Event Code 10004883 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004883, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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