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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 140 km ESE of Murghob, Tajikistan



Earthquake location 37.5921S, 75.3927WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 140 km ESE of Murghob, Tajikistan (87 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:00:58 / 6:00 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008rau. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008rau. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 22:00:58 / May 10, 2017 @ 10:00 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 75.3927 East, latitude 37.5921 North, depth = 10 km.

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 140 km ESE of Murghob, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 75.3927° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5921° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 140km ESE of Murghob, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-10 22:00:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-10 23:00:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 3.388 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us10008rau Id of event.
Event Code 10008rau An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008rau, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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