A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 224.37 km (139 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10007vgj. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vgj. Exact location of earthquake, 72.1364° East, 37.3601° North, depth 224.37 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:44:25 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/17 / 2017-01-26 00:44:25 / January 26, 2017 @ 12:44 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khorugh (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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