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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Tajikistan

Earthquake location 38.5537S, 70.5724WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported Tajikistan kilometers (0 miles) from Tajikistan on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 15:18:40 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 70.5724° East, 38.5537° North. 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: us1000i2tm. Unique identifier: us1000i2tm. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 15:18:40 / December 5, 2018 @ 3:18 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sovet, Kŭlob, Obigarm (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (61 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Mŭ’minobod (c. 12 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Obigarm (c. 10 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Sovet (c. 8 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Roghun (c. 7 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Novobod (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.5724° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5537° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-05 15:18:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-06 22:32:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 385 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 0.488 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us1000i2tm Id of event.
Event Code 1000i2tm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i2tm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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