A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Karakul in Tajikistan on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 73.063° East, 38.6193° North, depth 130.29 km. Event id: us20008snk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008snk. The temblor was reported at 16:36:21 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 130.29 km (81 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 11:36:21 / March 17, 2017 @ 11:36 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Murghob.
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km SW of Karakul, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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