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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Ishkashim in Tajikistan



Earthquake location 36.9686S, 71.5523WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.5523° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9686° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 113.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NNW of Ishkashim, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-24 21:43:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-24 22:30:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 371 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 0.567 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us20005lgb Id of event.
Event Code 20005lgb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005lgb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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