A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Ishkashim in Tajikistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.89 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:43:10 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 21:43:10 / April 24, 2016 @ 9:43 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20005lgb. Event ids that are associated: us20005lgb. Exact location of event, depth 113.89 km, 71.5523° East, 36.9686° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Khandūd, Jurm (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 27 km NNW of Ishkashim, Tajikistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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