A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Murghob in Tajikistan on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 22:49:43 / August 15, 2017 @ 10:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:49:43 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a8m9. Id of event: us2000a8m9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 73.974 East, latitude 38.1779 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 1 km (1 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Murghob (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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