A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Salor in Uzbekistan on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.23 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:24:30 / 8:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 03:24:30 / January 14, 2016 @ 3:24 am. Exact location, longitude 69.2598° East, latitude 41.3858° North, depth = 7.23 km. Event id: us10004ec6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ec6.
Event epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Tashkent (c. 1 978 000 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Chirchiq (c. 167 800 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Olmaliq (c. 121 200 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Yangiyŭl (c. 60 000 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Parkent (c. 36 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sirdaryo, Yangiobod, Olmaliq (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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