A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 05:24:55 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004ujk. Event ids that are associated: us20004ujk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 00:24:55 / January 26, 2016 @ 12:24 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.8376 East, latitude 37.1902 North, depth = 164.49 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 164.49 km (102 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khandūd. Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 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 two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 7 km S of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.
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