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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Karakenja in Tajikistan



Earthquake location 39.4907S, 71.3708WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/05/17 / 2017-05-04 06:52:30 / May 4, 2017 @ 6:52 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:52:30 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10008p67. Event ids that are associated: us10008p67. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 71.3708 East, latitude 39.4907 North, depth = 10 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Batken, Shohimardon, Khaydarkan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Khaydarkan (c. 11 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Batken (c. 10 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Shohimardon (c. 5 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km NNW of Karakenja, Tajikistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.3708° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.4907° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 2017-05-04 06:52:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-04 07:30:31 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 246 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 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us10008p67 Id of event.
Event Code 10008p67 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008p67, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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