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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Karakenja in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 39.1601S, 71.132WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/12/17 / 2017-12-02 08:28:08 / December 2, 2017 @ 8:28 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.02 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.132 East, latitude 39.1601 North, depth = 44.02 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:28:08 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000bk8u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bk8u.

Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Khaydarkan (c. 11 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Novobod (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khaydarkan, Novobod, Rasht (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 34 km WSW of Karakenja, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.132° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.1601° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km WSW of Karakenja, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-02 08:28:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-02 09:34:30 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 298 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 0.928 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us1000bk8u Id of event.
Event Code 1000bk8u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bk8u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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