A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005fj9. Unique identifier: us20005fj9. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:49:47 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/04/16 / 2016-04-05 07:49:47 / April 5, 2016 @ 7:49 am. Exact location of earthquake, 71.9275° East, 37.2786° North, depth 152.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 152.99 km (95 miles).
Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khandūd (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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