A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:25:12 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008pke. Unique identifier: us10008pke. Exact location of event, longitude 71.3014 East, latitude 39.4951 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 05:25:12 / May 5, 2017 @ 5:25 am.
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/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Oltiariq, Rasht, Isfara (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Isfara (c. 37 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Oltiariq (c. 25 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Khaydarkan (c. 11 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Batken (c. 10 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Shohimardon (c. 5 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 34 km NNW of Karakenja, Tajikistan.
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