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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Murghob in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 38.1011S, 74.1418WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Murghob in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:56:38 / 5:56 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rc3. Id of event: us10004rc3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 180.11 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 74.1418° East, latitude 38.1011° North, depth = 180.11 km. Global time and date of event 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 12:56:38 / February 20, 2016 @ 12:56 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Murghob. Epicenter of the event was 17 km (11 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop). Close country/countries, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 17 km ESE of Murghob, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 74.1418° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1011° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 180.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km ESE of Murghob, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-20 12:56:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-20 13:13:39 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 312 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 2.046 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us10004rc3 Id of event.
Event Code 10004rc3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004rc3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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