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Moderate earthquake: M5.9 quake has struck near Karakenja in Tajikistan



Earthquake location 39.51S, 71.4027WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan. Exact location, longitude 71.4027° East, latitude 39.51° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:47:13 / 9:47 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008npq. Event ids that are associated: us10008npq. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/05/17 / 2017-05-03 04:47:13 / May 3, 2017 @ 4:47 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Konibodom, Qo‘qon, Toshloq. Event epicenter was 120 km (74 miles) from Qo‘qon (c. 187 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Fergana (c. 164 300 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Marg‘ilon (c. 133 500 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Konibodom (c. 50 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Isfara (c. 37 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Quvasoy (c. 32 000 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Kyzyl-Kyya (c. 32 000 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Toshloq (c. 26 700 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 32 km NNW of Karakenja, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.4027° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.51° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km 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 04:47:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-03 05:10:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.47 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 541 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 0.708 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008npq Id of event.
Event Code 10008npq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008npq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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