A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009ycb. Unique identifier: us20009ycb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 202.37 km (126 miles). Exact location, longitude 71.8972° East, latitude 37.1346° North, depth = 202.37 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 05:02:11 / July 20, 2017 @ 5:02 am. The temblor was reported at 10:02:11 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khorugh (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km SSE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.
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