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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Karakul in Tajikistan



Earthquake location 38.5322S, 73.2678WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Karakul in Tajikistan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 13:27:39 / February 2, 2016 @ 1:27 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:27:39 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 73.2678 East, latitude 38.5322 North, depth = 111.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004y3w. Unique identifier: us20004y3w. The epicenter was at a depth of 111.7 km (69 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Murghob (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km SSW of Karakul, Tajikistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 73.2678° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5322° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km SSW of Karakul, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-02 13:27:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 19:56:36 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 298 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 1.483 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us20004y3w Id of event.
Event Code 20004y3w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004y3w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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