A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. The temblor was detected at 18:18:28 / 6:18 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005c1u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005c1u. Global time and date of event 20/03/16 / 2016-03-20 13:18:28 / March 20, 2016 @ 1:18 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 188.33 km (117 miles). Exact location, longitude 72.1641° East, latitude 37.5144° North, depth = 188.33 km.
Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khandūd, Khorugh (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km NE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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