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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Gharm in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 38.4816S, 70.5918WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Gharm in Tajikistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.5918 East, latitude 38.4816 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 22/10/18 / 2018-10-22 15:07:21 / October 22, 2018 @ 3:07 pm UTC/GMT. 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: us1000hfm2. Unique identifier: us1000hfm2. The temblor was picked up at 20:07:21 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mŭ’minobod (c. 12 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Obigarm (c. 10 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Roghun (c. 7 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Novobod (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kŭlob, Obigarm, Roghun.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 63 km SSE of Gharm, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.5918° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4816° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km SSE of Gharm, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-22 15:07:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-22 15:48:56 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 326 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 0.56 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us1000hfm2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000hfm2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hfm2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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