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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Karakenja in Tajikistan



Earthquake location 39.2673S, 71.7898WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.7898° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.2673° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km E of Karakenja, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-18 19:56:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-19 18:10:40 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 298 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 0.216 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us10008ise Id of event.
Event Code 10008ise An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ise, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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