A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 02:35:41 / April 4, 2018 @ 2:35 am. The temblor was reported at 07:35:41 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000ddzq. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ddzq. Exact location of event, depth 191.2 km, 72.192° East, 37.5062° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 191.2 km (119 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khandūd, Khorugh (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 42 km NE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.
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