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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.2034S, 71.5364WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. Exact location of event, longitude 71.5364 East, latitude 37.2034 North, depth = 108.33 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 108.33 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/19 / 2019-10-30 12:26:23 / October 30, 2019 @ 12:26 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:26:23 / 5:26 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600064u9. Ids that are associated to the event: us600064u9.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Khandūd, Jurm (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 26 km WSW of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.5364° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2034° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km WSW of Roshtqal'a, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-30 12:26:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-24 11:46:33 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 298 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 0.34 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us600064u9 Id of event.
Event Code 600064u9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600064u9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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