A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:50:35 / 5:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f9l. Id of event: us10004f9l. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 191.46 km (119 miles). Exact location of event, depth 191.46 km, 72.1614° East, 37.5367° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 00:50:35 / January 18, 2016 @ 12:50 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khandūd, Khorugh. Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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