A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Gharm in Tajikistan on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 02:48:47 / 2:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.7017 East, latitude 38.6921 North, depth = 48.02 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/18 / 2018-02-21 21:48:47 / February 21, 2018 @ 9:48 pm. Unique identifier: us2000d64k. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d64k. 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 48.02 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mŭ’minobod, Obigarm, Roghun (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Mŭ’minobod (c. 12 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Obigarm (c. 10 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Roghun (c. 7 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Novobod (c. 5 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 46 km SE of Gharm, Tajikistan.
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