A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan. Global time and date of event 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 05:15:15 / May 5, 2017 @ 5:15 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was 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). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008pka. Id of event: us10008pka. The temblor was reported at 10:15:15 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 71.1826 East, latitude 39.4376 North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Isfara (c. 37 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Khaydarkan (c. 11 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Batken (c. 10 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Novobod (c. 5 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Shohimardon (c. 5 100 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 Novobod, Isfara, Rasht (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 36 km NW of Karakenja, Tajikistan.
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