A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 97.74 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bm5c. Unique identifier: us2000bm5c. Exact location, longitude 71.5242° East, latitude 37.2316° North, depth = 97.74 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/11/17 / 2017-11-11 21:00:20 / November 11, 2017 @ 9:00 pm. The temblor was picked up at 02:00:20 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Khandūd, Jurm (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve 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: 26 km W of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.
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