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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Karakenja in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 39.4853S, 71.4952WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan on Saturday. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:15:19 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 71.4952° East, 39.4853° North. Global time and date of event 06/05/17 / 2017-05-06 07:15:19 / May 6, 2017 @ 7:15 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10008q1f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008q1f. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Fergana (c. 164 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Isfara (c. 37 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Quvasoy (c. 32 000 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kyzyl-Kyya (c. 32 000 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Iradan (c. 26 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Oltiariq (c. 25 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Khaydarkan (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fergana, Isfara, Kyzyl-Kyya (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 27 km N of Karakenja, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.4952° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.4853° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km N 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 2017-05-06 07:15:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-06 07:33:58 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 385 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 0.773 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us10008q1f Id of event.
Event Code 10008q1f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008q1f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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