A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 207.39 km (129 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:28:25 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 72.2694 East, latitude 37.5231 North, depth = 207.39 km. Global time and date of event 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 00:28:25 / July 17, 2017 @ 12:28 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20009wu1. Event ids that are associated: us20009wu1.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Khorugh (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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