A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008urd. Unique identifier: us20008urd. The temblor was picked up at 09:17:27 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 04:17:27 / March 26, 2017 @ 4:17 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.17 km (61 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 72.1371° East, 37.2411° North, depth 98.17 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khorugh. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (36 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 27 km E of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.
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