A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/19 / 2019-03-15 13:38:22 / March 15, 2019 @ 1:38 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 202.46 km (126 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:38:22 / 6:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 71.8756° East, 37.3154° North, depth 202.46 km. Event id: us1000jgf9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jgf9.
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khandūd.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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