A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Shughnon in Tajikistan on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 71.9091° East, 37.6554° North, depth 24.31 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tqc. Id of event: us20008tqc. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:27:05 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/03/17 / 2017-03-22 11:27:05 / March 22, 2017 @ 11:27 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.31 km (15 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (23 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khandūd, Khorugh (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km ENE of Shughnon, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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