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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Murghob in Tajikistan



Earthquake location 38.4149S, 73.379WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Murghob in Tajikistan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/06/17 / 2017-06-21 19:41:09 / June 21, 2017 @ 7:41 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009nww. Unique identifier: us20009nww. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 73.379 East, latitude 38.4149 North, depth = 123.29 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:41:09 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 123.29 km (77 miles).

The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Murghob (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 58 km WNW of Murghob, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 73.379° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4149° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km WNW 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 2017-06-21 19:41:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-21 20:00:52 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 340 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 1.62 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us20009nww Id of event.
Event Code 20009nww An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009nww, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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