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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan



Earthquake location 37.5367S, 72.1614WA 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 42 km NE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 72.1614° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5367° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 191.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km NE of Roshtqal'a, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-18 00:50:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-08 22:51:12 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 0.398 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us10004f9l Id of event.
Event Code 10004f9l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f9l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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