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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 18 km E of Chubek, Tajikistan



Earthquake location 37.6295S, 69.9131WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.9131° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6295° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km E of Chubek, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-02 15:27:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-02 17:22:25 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 0.729 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us20004wkq Id of event.
Event Code 20004wkq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004wkq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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