A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Boshkengash in Tajikistan on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 09:33:11 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 68.7805° East, latitude 38.4349° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 22/01/19 / 2019-01-22 04:33:11 / January 22, 2019 @ 4:33 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j738. Id of event: us2000j738. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sovet, Vakhsh, Denov (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Dushanbe (c. 679 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Denov (c. 69 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Qŭrghonteppa (c. 65 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Vahdat (c. 45 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tursunzoda (c. 38 000 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Hisor (c. 24 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 4 km SSW of Boshkengash, Tajikistan.
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