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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Kulob in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.7212S, 70.1876WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Kulob in Tajikistan. The temblor was picked up at 20:01:09 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 70.1876° East, 37.7212° North, depth 19.98 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.98 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000hp9v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hp9v. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/11/18 / 2018-11-08 15:01:09 / November 8, 2018 @ 3:01 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ārt Khwājah, Danghara, Fayzabad. Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Danghara (c. 22 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Farkhor (c. 21 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Vose’ (c. 21 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Chubek (c. 19 600 pop).

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 four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 41 km ESE of Kulob, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.1876° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7212° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km ESE of Kulob, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-08 15:01:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-08 16:51:58 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 0.843 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us1000hp9v Id of event.
Event Code 1000hp9v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hp9v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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