A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:48:22 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 15:48:22 / June 18, 2017 @ 3:48 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 191.11 km (119 miles). 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: us20009p98. Unique identifier: us20009p98. Exact location of event, longitude 71.9855 East, latitude 37.3609 North, depth = 191.11 km.
The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khandūd (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 18 km NE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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