A 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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