A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Aravan in Kyrgyzstan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 17:27:06 / February 28, 2018 @ 5:27 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:27:06 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 72.475 East, latitude 40.3464 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d984. Id of event: us2000d984.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Uchqŭrghon Shahri, Oltiariq, Uzgen (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Andijon (c. 318 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Osh (c. 200 000 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Fergana (c. 164 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Marg‘ilon (c. 133 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Jalal-Abad (c. 75 700 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Asaka (c. 56 700 pop). 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. Every 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 two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km S of Aravan, Kyrgyzstan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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