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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 7 km S of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.1902S, 71.8376WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.8376° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1902° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 164.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km S 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 2016-01-26 00:24:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-13 05:56:02 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 0.367 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us20004ujk Id of event.
Event Code 20004ujk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004ujk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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