A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Shahrtuz in Tajikistan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007rxl. Id of event: us10007rxl. The temblor was detected at 03:49:47 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 15.3 km, 68.4067° East, 36.9306° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 23:19:47 / January 7, 2017 @ 11:19 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.3 km (10 miles).
Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Khulm (c. 64 900 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Aībak (c. 47 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taloqan, Ārt Khwājah, Vakhsh (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 43 km SSE of Shahrtuz, Tajikistan.
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