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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Karakenja in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 39.4376S, 71.1826WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.1826° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.4376° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km NW 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 2017-05-05 05:15:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-05 06:54:26 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 0.679 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us10008pka Id of event.
Event Code 10008pka An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008pka, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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