A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Shughnon in Tajikistan. Global time and date of event 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 13:42:19 / February 28, 2017 @ 1:42 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 18:42:19 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 72.0763 East, latitude 37.6889 North, depth = 133.77 km. Event id: us20008mxr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mxr. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 133.77 km (83 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khandūd, Khorugh. Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 85 km (53 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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 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: 48 km ENE of Shughnon, Tajikistan.
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