A 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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