A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Gharm in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 70.6624° East, latitude 38.699° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000a6wk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a6wk. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/08/17 / 2017-08-10 13:43:52 / August 10, 2017 @ 1:43 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:43:52 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Mŭ’minobod (c. 12 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Obigarm (c. 10 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Roghun (c. 7 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Novobod (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mŭ’minobod, Obigarm, Roghun (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km SE of Gharm, Tajikistan.
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