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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Murghob in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 38.4251S, 73.6601WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Murghob in Tajikistan on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 142.44 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us70006nid. Unique identifier: us70006nid. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:19:41 / 8:19 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 15:19:41 / December 19, 2019 @ 3:19 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 73.6601 East, latitude 38.4251 North, depth = 142.44 km.

Nearby country/countries, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Murghob (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 38 km NW of Murghob, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 73.6601° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4251° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 142.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km NW of Murghob, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-19 15:19:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-19 15:45:16 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 1.791 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us70006nid Id of event.
Event Code 70006nid An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006nid, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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