A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 71.7898° East, 39.2673° North. Unique identifier: us10008ise. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ise. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:56:23 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). 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 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 19:56:23 / April 18, 2017 @ 7:56 pm.
Close country/countries, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khaydarkan, Shohimardon (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Khaydarkan (c. 11 900 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Shohimardon (c. 5 100 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 23 km E of Karakenja, Tajikistan.
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