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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan



Earthquake location 37.3078S, 71.756WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. The temblor was picked up at 14:32:56 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 71.756 East, latitude 37.3078 North, depth = 147.41 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/11/17 / 2017-11-25 09:32:56 / November 25, 2017 @ 9:32 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000bu9w. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bu9w. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 147.41 km (92 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khandūd (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 8 km NW of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.756° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3078° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 147.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NW 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 2017-11-25 09:32:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-25 09:44:30 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 0.234 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us2000bu9w Id of event.
Event Code 2000bu9w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bu9w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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