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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Karakenja in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 39.5201S, 71.4785WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008p98. Unique identifier: us10008p98. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:10:03 / 4:10 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/05/17 / 2017-05-04 11:10:03 / May 4, 2017 @ 11:10 am. Exact location of earthquake, 71.4785° East, 39.5201° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Fergana (c. 164 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Isfara (c. 37 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Quvasoy (c. 32 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Kyzyl-Kyya (c. 32 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Iradan (c. 26 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Oltiariq (c. 25 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Komsomol’skiy (c. 14 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Komsomol’skiy, Hamza, Fergana (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km N of Karakenja, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.4785° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5201° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km N 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 2017-05-04 11:10:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-04 11:45:04 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 369 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 0.739 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us10008p98 Id of event.
Event Code 10008p98 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008p98, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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