A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Shahrtuz in Tajikistan. 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 26.53 km (16 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 68.2942 East, latitude 36.9505 North, depth = 26.53 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:29:10 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/17 / 2017-01-09 05:59:10 / January 9, 2017 @ 5:59 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007s32. Id of event: us10007s32.
The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tirmiz (c. 140 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Khulm (c. 64 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Aībak (c. 47 800 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baghlān, Vakhsh, Tirmiz. Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km SSE of Shahrtuz, Tajikistan.
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