A 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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