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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 63 km SSW of Karakul, Tajikistan



Earthquake location 38.4622S, 73.3064WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Karakul in Tajikistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 143.25 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000a9ax. Event ids that are associated: us2000a9ax. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 08:10:01 / August 18, 2017 @ 8:10 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 143.25 km, 73.3064° East, 38.4622° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:10:01 / 1:10 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Murghob (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km SSW of Karakul, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 73.3064° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4622° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 143.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km SSW of Karakul, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-18 08:10:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-18 08:35:21 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 1.599 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us2000a9ax Id of event.
Event Code 2000a9ax An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a9ax, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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