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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan



Earthquake location 37.3601S, 72.1364WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km ENE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 72.1364° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3601° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 224.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km ENE of Roshtqal'a, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-26 00:44:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-18 05:40:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.266 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007vgj Id of event.
Event Code 10007vgj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vgj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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