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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Tursunzoda in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 38.5168S, 67.9622WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Tursunzoda in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 36.92 km, 67.9622° East, 38.5168° North. Id of earthquake: us10008hxv. Event ids that are associated: us10008hxv. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 18:25:53 / April 15, 2017 @ 6:25 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.92 km (23 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:25:53 / 11:25 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Dushanbe (c. 679 400 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Denov (c. 69 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Vahdat (c. 45 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Tursunzoda (c. 38 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Boysun (c. 25 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sho’rchi (c. 24 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vahdat, Boysun, Boshkengash. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 23 km W of Tursunzoda, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 67.9622° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5168° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km W of Tursunzoda, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-15 18:25:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 20:26:03 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 271 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 0.947 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us10008hxv Id of event.
Event Code 10008hxv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008hxv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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