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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Karakul in Tajikistan



Earthquake location 39.6066S, 74.587WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 111 km NE of Karakul, Tajikistan (69 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 04:14:27 / August 12, 2017 @ 4:14 am. Unique identifier: us2000a7iw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7iw. The epicenter was at a depth of 36.48 km (23 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:14:27 / 12:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 74.587° East, latitude 39.6066° North, depth = 36.48 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 111 km NE of Karakul, Tajikistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 74.587° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.6066° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 111km NE 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 2017-08-12 04:14:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-06 00:05:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 284 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 2.097 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us2000a7iw Id of event.
Event Code 2000a7iw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a7iw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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