A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Chubek in Tajikistan on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 20:27:55 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 69.9131 East, latitude 37.6295 North, depth = 4.8 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.8 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wkq. Id of event: us20004wkq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 15:27:55 / February 2, 2016 @ 3:27 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dasht-e Archī, Panj, Fayzabad (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Danghara (c. 22 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Farkhor (c. 21 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Vose’ (c. 21 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km E of Chubek, Tajikistan.
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