A 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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