A 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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