A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Shughnon in Tajikistan. The temblor was detected at 05:20:25 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 133.71 km, 71.751° East, 37.5284° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/18 / 2018-01-19 00:20:25 / January 19, 2018 @ 12:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.71 km (83 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ckzr. Id of event: us2000ckzr.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishqoshim, Khandūd, Khorugh. Earthquake epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 15 km ENE of Shughnon, Tajikistan.
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