A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:25:52 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 245.21 km (152 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/18 / 2018-10-21 16:25:52 / October 21, 2018 @ 4:25 pm. Unique identifier: us1000hfa6. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hfa6. Exact location of event, longitude 71.9766 East, latitude 37.1384 North, depth = 245.21 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khorugh.
Each 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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