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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Shughnon in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.4041S, 71.7454WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Shughnon in Tajikistan on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/18 / 2018-08-30 06:59:14 / August 30, 2018 @ 6:59 am. The temblor was reported at 11:59:14 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 124.15 km (77 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h58w. Unique identifier: us2000h58w. Exact location of event, depth 124.15 km, 71.7454° East, 37.4041° North.

Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khandūd (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 17 km SE of Shughnon, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.7454° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4041° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SE of Shughnon, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-30 06:59:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-30 07:35:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 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 284 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 0.142 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us2000h58w Id of event.
Event Code 2000h58w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h58w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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