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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Karakenja in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 39.533S, 71.3138WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/05/17 / 2017-05-03 04:46:55 / May 3, 2017 @ 4:46 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008npr. Unique identifier: us10008npr. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:46:55 / 9:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 71.3138 East, latitude 39.533 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hamza, Rasht, Oltiariq (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Isfara (c. 37 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Oltiariq (c. 25 500 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Hamza (c. 13 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Khaydarkan (c. 11 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Batken (c. 10 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Shohimardon (c. 5 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 37 km NNW of Karakenja, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.3138° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.533° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NNW 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 2017-05-03 04:46:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-03 05:06:23 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 354 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 0.648 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us10008npr Id of event.
Event Code 10008npr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008npr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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