A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.67 km (29 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:58:06 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.2398 East, latitude 39.046 North, depth = 46.67 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 23:58:06 / February 17, 2016 @ 11:58 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10004qnt. Event ids that are associated: us10004qnt.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Novobod, Rasht (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Novobod (c. 5 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 32 km SW of Karakenja, Tajikistan.
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