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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Karakenja in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 39.434S, 71.487WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:40:50 / 5:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 29.7 km, 71.487° East, 39.434° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.7 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/17 / 2017-12-29 12:40:50 / December 29, 2017 @ 12:40 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bxn6. Id of event: us1000bxn6.

Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Khaydarkan (c. 11 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Batken (c. 10 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Shohimardon (c. 5 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Batken, Shohimardon, Khaydarkan. Close country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 22 km N of Karakenja, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.487° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.434° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km N 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 2017-12-29 12:40:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-02 14:24:43 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 312 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 0.808 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us1000bxn6 Id of event.
Event Code 1000bxn6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bxn6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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