A 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.
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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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