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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Khorugh in Tajikistan



Earthquake location 37.358S, 71.6356WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan. Exact location of event, depth 115.04 km, 71.6356° East, 37.358° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115.04 km (71 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:19:49 / 12:19 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008uiw. Unique identifier: us20008uiw. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 07:19:49 / March 25, 2017 @ 7:19 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jurm, Khandūd, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Event epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-nine 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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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. 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: 16 km SSE of Khorugh, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.6356° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.358° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSE of Khorugh, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-25 07:19:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-25 07:36:47 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 284 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 0.172 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us20008uiw Id of event.
Event Code 20008uiw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008uiw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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