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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Khorugh in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.1958S, 71.4467WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/08/17 / 2017-08-10 15:54:47 / August 10, 2017 @ 3:54 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109.74 km (68 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:54:47 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 71.4467 East, latitude 37.1958 North, depth = 109.74 km. Unique identifier: us2000a6ya. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a6ya. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Fayzabad, Jurm (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 33 km SSW of Khorugh, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.4467° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1958° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SSW of Khorugh, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-10 15:54:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-10 17:10:00 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 271 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 0.374 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us2000a6ya Id of event.
Event Code 2000a6ya An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a6ya, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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