A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/04/16 / 2016-04-13 09:50:42 / April 13, 2016 @ 9:50 am. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:50:42 / 2:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137.91 km (86 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 71.8516° East, 37.3822° North, depth 137.91 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005hqa. Id of event: us20005hqa.
Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khandūd (min 5000 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 13 km N of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.
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