A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Sary-Tash in Kyrgyzstan on Friday. 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 48.52 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 48.52 km, 72.7362° East, 39.5911° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/18 / 2018-02-23 10:22:01 / February 23, 2018 @ 10:22 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:22:01 / 4:22 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000d6tz. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d6tz.
Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Kyzyl-Kyya (c. 32 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Iradan (c. 26 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Shohimardon (c. 5 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iradan, Shohimardon, Kyzyl-Kyya (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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