A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 71.4622° East, 37.2488° North, depth 127.14 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/17 / 2017-01-31 16:32:27 / January 31, 2017 @ 4:32 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 127.14 km (79 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007wfc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007wfc. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:02:27 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (49 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 83 km (51 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Fayzabad, Jurm (min 5000 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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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