A 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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