A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Karakul in Tajikistan on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.62 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004e8c. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004e8c. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 21:37:40 / January 13, 2016 @ 9:37 pm. Exact location, longitude 73.1571° East, latitude 38.7231° North, depth = 38.62 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:37:40 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Murghob.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 46 km SW of Karakul, Tajikistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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