A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 15:32:29 / March 8, 2018 @ 3:32 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d1ig. Unique identifier: us1000d1ig. The epicenter was at a depth of 168.4 km (105 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:32:29 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.9594 East, latitude 37.2381 North, depth = 168.4 km.
The epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khorugh (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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