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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Novobod in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 39.0495S, 69.9799WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Novobod in Tajikistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 10:24:49 / February 21, 2017 @ 10:24 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 15:24:49 / 3:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 69.9799 East, latitude 39.0495 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008l2v. Id of event: us20008l2v. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Norak (c. 18 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Isfana (c. 17 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Obigarm (c. 10 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Roghun (c. 7 700 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Novobod (c. 5 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isfana, Norak, Obigarm (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 15 km WNW of Novobod, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.9799° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.0495° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km WNW of Novobod, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-21 10:24:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-21 11:00:21 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 340 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 0.266 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us20008l2v Id of event.
Event Code 20008l2v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008l2v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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