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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Murghob in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 38.3446S, 74.9053WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Murghob in Tajikistan. Global time and date of event 12/03/18 / 2018-03-12 06:33:16 / March 12, 2018 @ 6:33 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000d3ai. Event ids that are associated: us1000d3ai. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:33:16 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 140.34 km (87 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 74.9053 East, latitude 38.3446 North, depth = 140.34 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Murghob. Nearby country/countries, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 84 km ENE of Murghob, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 74.9053° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3446° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km ENE of Murghob, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-12 06:33:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-12 06:49:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.672 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000d3ai Id of event.
Event Code 1000d3ai An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d3ai, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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