A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan on Sunday. Global time and date of event 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 13:47:15 / December 15, 2019 @ 1:47 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 190.96 km (119 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 72.1452° East, 37.5112° North, depth 190.96 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006rsh. Unique identifier: us60006rsh. The temblor was picked up at 18:47:15 / 6:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Khorugh (min 5000 pop).
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 nine and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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