A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 71.3543° East, latitude 39.4959° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 00:01:41 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/17 / 2017-05-06 19:01:41 / May 6, 2017 @ 7:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008q5e. Unique identifier: us10008q5e. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Batken, Shohimardon, Khaydarkan. Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Khaydarkan (c. 11 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Batken (c. 10 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Shohimardon (c. 5 100 pop). Close country/countries, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 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 fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 32 km NNW of Karakenja, Tajikistan.
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