A 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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