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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 13 km NE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.3279S, 71.9503WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000ad3t. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ad3t. The temblor was reported at 14:06:12 / 2:06 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 174.24 km (108 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 71.9503 East, latitude 37.3279 North, depth = 174.24 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 09:06:12 / August 30, 2017 @ 9:06 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (25 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khandūd.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 13 km NE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.9503° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3279° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 174.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NE of Roshtqal'a, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-30 09:06:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-21 09:24:43 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 259 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 0.306 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us2000ad3t Id of event.
Event Code 2000ad3t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ad3t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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