A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Gharm in Tajikistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.49 km (21 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:38:00 / 8:38 am (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 33.49 km, 70.8398° East, 39.0054° North. Id of earthquake: us20009nim. Event ids that are associated: us20009nim. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/06/17 / 2017-06-19 03:38:00 / June 19, 2017 @ 3:38 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Roghun (c. 7 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Novobod (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Roghun, Novobod, Rasht.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 40 km E of Gharm, Tajikistan.
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