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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Karakenja in Tajikistan



Earthquake location 39.4589S, 71.3377WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.3377 East, latitude 39.4589 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:58:06 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 21:58:06 / May 20, 2017 @ 9:58 pm. Event id: us10008tx8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008tx8.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Batken, Shohimardon, Khaydarkan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Khaydarkan (c. 11 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Batken (c. 10 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Shohimardon (c. 5 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

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: 29 km NNW of Karakenja, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.3377° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.4589° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 2017-05-20 21:58:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-02 05:07:07 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 284 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 0.719 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us10008tx8 Id of event.
Event Code 10008tx8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008tx8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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