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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Karakenja in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 39.4807S, 71.8074WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan. All ids that are associated to the event: us20006fge. Unique identifier: us20006fge. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:06:50 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 71.8074° East, 39.4807° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 03:06:50 / July 18, 2016 @ 3:06 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Quvasoy (c. 32 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kyzyl-Kyya (c. 32 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Iradan (c. 26 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Khaydarkan (c. 11 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Shohimardon (c. 5 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quvasoy, Iradan, Kyzyl-Kyya. Nearby country/countries, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 36 km NE of Karakenja, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.8074° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.4807° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km NE of Karakenja, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-18 03:06:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-18 03:41:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 312 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 0.003 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us20006fge Id of event.
Event Code 20006fge An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006fge, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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