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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 109 km ESE of Vanj, Tajikistan



Earthquake location 38.0411S, 72.6313WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 109 km ESE of Vanj, Tajikistan (68 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/12/15 / 2015-12-27 23:05:35 / December 27, 2015 @ 11:05 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:05:35 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.49 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004a02. Unique identifier: us10004a02. Exact location, longitude 72.6313° East, latitude 38.0411° North, depth = 36.49 km.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 109 km ESE of Vanj, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 72.6313° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.0411° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 109km ESE 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 2015-12-27 23:05:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-16 01:54:18 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 298 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 0.923 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us10004a02 Id of event.
Event Code 10004a02 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004a02, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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