A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan. The epicenter was at a depth of 34.37 km (21 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:22:59 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 34.37 km, 71.4964° East, 37.4495° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007raj. Unique identifier: us10007raj. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/01/17 / 2017-01-05 07:52:59 / January 5, 2017 @ 7:52 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khandūd, Fayzabad, Jurm (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 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 three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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