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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 33 km ENE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.395S, 72.1566WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan on Friday. Id of earthquake: us10004amh. Event ids that are associated: us10004amh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 21:54:15 / December 31, 2015 @ 9:54 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 219.41 km (136 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:54:15 / 2:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 72.1566° East, latitude 37.395° North, depth = 219.41 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishqoshim, Khorugh, Khandūd (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 33 km ENE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 72.1566° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.395° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 219.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km ENE of Roshtqal'a, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-31 21:54:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-16 04:34:19 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 259 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 0.417 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us10004amh Id of event.
Event Code 10004amh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004amh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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