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



Earthquake location 37.6567S, 71.8038WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Shughnon in Tajikistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.8038 East, latitude 37.6567 North, depth = 126.01 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006r0u. Unique identifier: us10006r0u. 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 126.01 km (78 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:42:33 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/16 / 2016-09-20 09:42:33 / September 20, 2016 @ 9:42 am.

Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearby 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 Khandūd, Khorugh (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km NE of Shughnon, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.8038° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6567° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 126.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NE of Shughnon, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-20 09:42:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-20 10:10:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.17 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us10006r0u Id of event.
Event Code 10006r0u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006r0u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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