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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag has occurred near Karakenja in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 39.4749S, 71.4438WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.4438 East, latitude 39.4749 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 05:09:35 / May 5, 2017 @ 5:09 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008pk9. Id of event: us10008pk9. The temblor was reported at 10:09:35 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). 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).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toshloq, Yaypan, Marg‘ilon. The epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Fergana (c. 164 300 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Marg‘ilon (c. 133 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Isfara (c. 37 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Quvasoy (c. 32 000 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Kyzyl-Kyya (c. 32 000 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Toshloq (c. 26 700 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Iradan (c. 26 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Oltiariq (c. 25 500 pop). Close country/countries, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km NNW of Karakenja, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.4438° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.4749° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km 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 2017-05-05 05:09:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-05 05:31:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.23 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 520 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 0.755 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008pk9 Id of event.
Event Code 10008pk9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008pk9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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