A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Murghob in Tajikistan. The temblor was detected at 03:58:13 / 3:58 am (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 73.009 East, latitude 38.3242 North, depth = 66.68 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 22:58:13 / March 23, 2017 @ 10:58 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 66.68 km (41 miles). Unique identifier: us20008u5h. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008u5h.
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Murghob.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km WNW of Murghob, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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